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School activities

Everyone has a role to play in the global campaign to outlaw and eliminate nuclear weapons. School students can influence their leaders’ views on nuclear weapons issues and encourage friends and family members to become active in the movement. ICAN has developed a series of activities for students of all ages. Some will enhance their debating skills. Others will test their writing and artistic ability. All will improve their understanding of the nuclear threat and help move us closer to the goal of nuclear disarmament.

Download Learn Peace activity book

English

Art and drama

Humanities

  • Honour the victims of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and nuclear testing

  • Hold a United Nations debate on disarmament at your school

  • Fold 1,000 Japanese paper cranes as a symbol for peace

  • Celebrate the victories of the peace and disarmament movement

Community


  • sheen

    “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

    “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

    Ban Ki-moon UN chief

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • hansblix

    “I am proud to support the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.”

    Hans Blix Weapons inspector

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate