The Sixth Form leaders of the Amnesty International Human Rights Group held a ‘Write for Rights’ stall outside the dining room. Students were invited to write a short note to an individual currently suffering from human rights abuse.
Leaders in the group had created their own card for the campaign and their inspiring design, with a powerful message, was featured on the front of the notelets being sent. Students from all year groups came along to the stall and read about individuals from around the world, such as Shackelia Jackson and Ni Yulan. They wrote a few words to their chosen individual in order to let them know they’re not alone, there is hope and that the Westholme community cares about their human rights. Some students even wrote to Ni Yulan in Mandarin, with the assistance of Mrs Jolly who had helped the leaders put together some messages of support in Ni’s native tongue.
At the end of Friday lunchtime the group leaders were celebrating the success of the event. Over 150 students and teachers had shown their solidarity and had written a card. The leaders felt incredibly proud that Westholmers had used their freedom of expression to stand up for the freedom of others.