The Human Rights are Aussie Rules Project is a schools-based education program teaching children about human rights through principles of fair play and good sportsmanship. When children compare the rules of fair play in life to the rules on the sports field, concepts such as freedom, respect, equality and dignity become very easy to relate to, rather than just abstract ideas.
Because sport and fair play is a language common to young people from different races, religions, and social backgrounds, it enables a discussion about human rights that transcends cultural and linguistic boundaries.
Understanding human rights strengthens diverse communities, promotes social inclusion and helps to reduce the incidence of racial, religious and cultural bullying and intolerance amongst children.
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FRED’s Fair Play
FRED’s Fair Play is an innovative theatre production teaching children about human rights. Featuring an Aussie Rules loving fairy named FRED (Freedom, Respect, Equality & Dignity), the play uses sport, music and dance to engage primary aged children in a discussion about human rights.
FRED’s Fair Play is approximately 45 minutes in length and can be tailored to meet the needs of your school timetable or event. It can be shortened for performance at school assemblies.
Performances of FRED’s Fair Play is accompanied by an interactive and fun workshop, educating children about the play’s key themes of Freedom, Respect, Equality and Dignity.
We also provide teachers and students with a classroom resource kit, showing how FRED’s Fair Play can be incorporated into the classroom curriculum on human rights.