Date Posted... Mar 5th 2024




World AIMS Day Agents for Change

Under the leadership of Rev Helen, World AIMS Day, which stands for World Action in Methodist Schools, took over Truro School Prep, challenging our pupils to become agents of change.

World AIMS encourages young people across the globe to think beyond themselves and to make a difference in today’s society.

It is based on the Wesleyan teaching to “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

This was the first time World AIMS has been held at the Prep and it was certainly a memorable experience as our pupils were challenged to an exciting game of ‘‘I’m a Change Agent, Get Me Out of Here!’

Every pupil was given a ‘My Rights Passport’, which outlined the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948.

The UDHR comprises 30 articles that set out human rights and freedoms and have inspired international law, treaties and conventions.

During World AIMS Day 2024, our pupils were given the opportunity to learn about some of the Human Rights Articles and Children’s Rights through four ‘escape rooms’:

  • The Light Zone; pupils learnt about people being wrongly imprisoned.
  • The Freedom Zone; pupils learnt about modern-day slavery.
  • The Education Zone; pupils learnt about inequality in access to education.
  • The Safety Zone; pupils learnt about refugees and asylum seekers seeking safety.

By completing the activities, the children discovered the codes to open up the padlocked key to get them out of the room.

The padlocked bag also contained a stamp so pupils could mark their Human Rights Passport.

While our pupils had plenty of fun solving the challenges, important lessons were shared and understood. It was fantastic to see every child grasping their potential and seeing the importance of us all being agents for positive change; today and every day.

We would like to say a huge thank you to our partners Amnesty International and Christian Aid for the fabulous resources and to Rev Helen for coordinating such an important day for our pupils.