Our blog post today is from Mairead and Carley...
On the 4th of February (which is today), the seniors wrote a paragraph (or two!) on the famous speech I Have A Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King. He talked about freedom,equality and justice.
Our focus of the week in writing is speeches. Speeches that make people one in a million...who are strong as they speak the truth and for what is right!
Here are some paragraphs written by different people, explaining how the speech taught them even more than the orator had to say.
Ateil wrote:"I think Dr Martin Luther King was a brave person who stood up for his people. There was a word he used a lot..."I have a Dream!"
Jess wrote:"Martin Luther King put out an amazing message to our world. In 1963, our world was changed forever as this great orator spoke out about justice and how racism needs to end now....in his words we should all be able to sit together at a table and talk.I agree...we all deserve a fair go."
Conor wrote:"I have a dream that all mankind may be treated equally. As one of the most famous speech givers in earth's history, Martin Luther King Jnr came out on the 28th August, 1963, and in front of 200,000 people, and gave a 17 minute speech that changed the world forever.This speech touches everyone who listens to this much cherished speech. This year, being the 50th anniversary, we still say,"Don't forget!'"
Madeline wrote:...."I was deeply moved by how he desperately wanted his four children to not be judged on the colour of their skin, but for who they really are. This brilliant orator even used biblical references:'Make crooked places become straight,and hills flattened..' Martin Luther King was a highly influential figure in the Civil Rights Movement and will always be remembered for his dream-THE END OF RACISM.'
Lizzy wrote..."Martin Luther King really taught us that we can all be united together as equals."