25 April: 49th Anniversary

Today, 49 years ago, was the last day of dictatorship in our country! The longed-for freedom was finally achieved!

On April 25th 1974 the April Revolution or Carnation Revolution took place. Repression and lack of freedom came to an end and the long awaited democracy arrived! On April 25th 1975, the Portuguese people had their first free vote in many decades.

Within the scope of the History and Geography of Portugal and History lessons of  the 7th and 9th graders, the teachers asked the students to carry out research on the importance of this date and to develop projects about the revolution.

Moreover, a postcard regarding the 49th anniversary of the April Revolution was edited by the student Leonor Campelo, 9thA.

Today and always ” There is only real freedom when there is

Freedom to change and to decide

When what the people produce belongs to the people”.

 

Freedom

We come with the weight of the past and of the seed

Awaiting so many years makes everything more urgent

And the thirst for waiting is only quenched in the stream

And the thirst for waiting is only quenched in the stream

 

We have lived so many years talking in whispers

One can only want everything when one has had nothing

Only those who have had life at a standstill want life full

Only those who have had life at a standstill want life full

 

There

There’s only real freedom when there’s

Peace, bread and a home

Health education

 

There’s only real freedom when there’s

Freedom to change and to decide

When what the people produce belongs to the people

 

When what the people produce belongs to the people.

 

Sérgio Godinho, in “À Queima-roupa”, 1974

 

The work done by the students can be viewed on the Social Sciences and Humanities Department Blog

Carlos Gomes de Sá

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