On November 14th I visited Moorlands Primary Academy at Belton near Great Yarmouth for two sessions on Human Rights with their Key Stage 6 (10-11 year old) pupils.
We talked a little about the work that Amnesty does, and then looked at a list of the UN Declaration of the Rights of a Child, discussing what some of them meant. They then looked at the AI poster ‘Right up your street’ which shows a number of scenarios where human rights are being exercised, asked for, or denied.
They identified some of these, and we then looked at a short film about Syria, and considered what rights a girl in a refugee camp would have.
The follow up with class teachers is AI’s Write for Rights, where they send messages to refugees in UK centres.