Today, the Sixth Form Amnesty International Human Rights Group Leaders took part in a campaign called ‘Give it Up!’.
This involved them giving up one of their human rights for the day, and demonstrating this to the school community via symbols and signs that expressed how their behaviour was restricted by the absence of a specific right.
Leaders took part in a sponsored silence, refrained from expressing their opinion, gave up their mobile phones and even became a slave for the day. The actions of the group in the ‘Give it Up!’ event sought to highlight that when a human’s rights are abused, this is unfair because it robs that individual of their dignity and freedom.
Over £100 was raised for Amnesty International on the day as students were sponsored, and other Westholme students kindly donated when leaders went around with collection buckets.