Call for a show of solidarity - November 2016
The Sudbury School Ammersee, EUDEC (European Democratic Education Community), the ‘Netzwerk für selbstbestimmte Bildung’ and the ‘The Alliance for SelfDirected Education’ are joining forces for
a day of international solidarity with the Sudbury School Ammersee
on 10 November!
After two years of successful work, the Sudbury School Ammersee has been summarily closed by the ‘responsible‘ authority, the regional government of Upper Bavaria, allegedly because ‘not enough was being learned there’. Renowned social scientists, experts, large numbers of visitors and the entire school community declare: This is a drastically wrong decision at the expense of the children and many other people involved. All these people from very different walks of life have been able to witness, directly, how pupils of the school have flourished and, each in their own individual way, learned huge amounts.
Therefore we see no reasonable alternative and demand:
That the Sudbury School Ammersee immediately be given approval
to continue operations, that democratic values and justice be upheld!
To this end, we want to make a clear statement with a
global action on 10 November, 3 pm (15:00h CET).
We would like to ask all of you – schools, associations, private persons, friends and supporters in Germany and all over the world – please make your solidarity with the Sudbury School Ammersee visible in some way.
Think up small or big actions calling for the reopening of the school. Light a candle, organize a party or a firework display or a demonstration, send a selfie, roll out the banners, meditate, take photographs, shoot videos, call the newsroom, call the President ☺, …
And pass on this call to action to others, mobilize your networks: the more people who participate, the clearer the message:
CHILDRENS’ RIGHTS MATTER!
If you would like to take part, please:
Let us know beforehand what you plan to do so we can tell our local media what to expect – all the things that are going to happen right across the globe! Every action helps, never mind how small!
To all supporters in the Munich region:
On the action day, 10 November, the Sudbury School Ammersee community will gather in front of the Ministry of Education building, Salvatorplatz, Munich, at 3 pm / 15:00h CET to demonstrate and show on an open stage how colourful and multi-faceted learning can be. You’re warmly welcome: come and support us, come and join us with your talents on the stage, but mainly, please come!