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Long Road students support Red Hand Day

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montageThere were red hands galore in the Student Centre this week as Long Road students joined in with an international campaign.

Red Hand Day, which aims to stop the use of child soldiers, has been collecting thousands of handprints from around the world for over ten years. These handprints are handed over to politicians and to responsible parties, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. There is progress, but there are still 250,000 child soldiers in the world.

Long Road students drew and cut round their hands on red card, wrote a message on the card and pinned it to a whiteboard.

On duty on the stall was Anita Bahari from the Long Road Amnesty International Group (far left in photos) and Heidi Gjertsen, Equal Opportunities Co-ordinator.

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