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A Long Way To Cherry Time

Read and reflect upon this award-winning story to understand how prisoners of conscience and the 'disappeared' suffer the denial of their basic human rights including:

  • The right to a fair trial and to be free from arbitrary arrest and detention
  • The right to freedom of religious belief
  • The right to freedom of opinion and expression.

Whiteboard resource: A Long Way To Cherry Time

Suggested activities ask pupils to reflect more closely on their feelings and values, and include opportunities for discussion, poetry writing and role-play. At least two lessons would be needed to do all activities.