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To mark the UN anti- slavery day on 2nd December Island School’s Social Justice Group held an art competition that challenged students to create a picture that embodies the issue of human slavery.

The House teams, with a member from each Year, gathered on the playground at lunch time and within 40mins they sketched pictures that – embody the issue of human slavery in a sensitive and innovative manner.

The teams organised themselves so that one would sketch an outline while others worked on details and shading. Principal Chris Binge named Da Vinci House the winners.

The event was run by the Social Justice Group who raises awareness on key issues, it consists of over 60 members led by Year 12 students who have worked hard to bring attention to marginal, deprived or discriminated against sections of our global community.

In addition to the art competition Wilberforce House Prefects presented to individual House forms on the life of William Wilberforce, the leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. Senior House Prefects led by Rory Lonergan, reminded students of one of Wilberforce’s most famous quotes and how they should be mindful of this in their daily lives and act when they think injustice is taking place.

“You can choose to look the other way but you can never again say that you did not know.”  William Wilberforce

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