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The need for tolerance is as vital now as when the UN launched the day in 1996, perhaps even more so.

The need for tolerance is as vital now as when the UN launched the day in 1996, perhaps even more so.

Forward planning notice
ToDay Campaign; Learn2Think Foundation

This year, for the first time, primary schools around the UK will be marking the day by taking part in the Learn2Think Foundation’s ToDay campaign and its programme of learning activities.

Additionally, results of a survey into young children’s personal experiences of intolerance will be released under embargo on 15th November.

The ToDay campaign was conceived in the wake of Brexit to address fear, hatred and anger created by prejudice, ignorance and discrimination. The materials have been peer-reviewed and endorsed by the UK National Commission for UNESCO.

2016 Tolerance Ambassadors are Catie Munnings, teenage rally driving sensation, and Mark Semotiuk, who in 1995, at 12yrs old, was the UN’s first Tolerance Day poster boy. His book: ‘401 Goofy Jokes for Kids’, was used as a symbol of multiculturalism and tolerance. Angie Hobbs, Professor for the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield is one of the members of the expert advisory panel.

Partners for the project include The Week Junior, the Citizenship Foundation, Rapscallion Press, What on Earth Publishing, and Go Henry.

For further press information please contact:
Virginia McLean virginia.mclean@mac.com 07889 041188
Rhian Sellier rsellier@me.com 07958 767292
Felicia Jackson fejackson@gmail.com 07958 923182

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