Amnesty International Workshop

On Tuesday 4th of March, twenty students from year 10 took part in a workshop with a representative from Amnesty International. The workshop was focused on women’s rights across the world with a particular focus on the current debate about women’s rights in Egypt.

As well as taking part in an interactive workshop contextualising the impact of the struggle for equal rights for women in Egypt, students drafted formal letters to their local MP, Paul Uppal, asking him to make contact with Egyptian politicians. Students were given a real insight into how organisations like Amnesty can bring real political change across the world, as well as offering them a real life context to apply the work they have done across English and Citizenship.

The students who participated in the workshop were selected as part of Highfields' programme for the Most Able students. We are working to provide opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, to stretch and challenge our Most Able students. We believe that this real-life and enriching experience will encourage greater engagement with the curriculum and an increased drive to succeed, which will have a positive impact across the school.

We really enjoyed the visit from Amnesty and hope to hold many more events in the future- watch this space!
— Miss Davies, English Teacher

What is Amnesty International?

Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organisation. They are a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 3 million members and supporters around the world. They work to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.

Posted on March 6, 2014 .