Bingley Grammar School

Amnesty Write for Rights

On Tuesday 1st November, Miss Shah, Mrs Rawling and three A Level Religious Studies students; Bella Whitely, Gracie Caine and Georgia Averill, made a visit to the Amnesty International Headquarters to attend the launch of the 2016 Write for Rights Campaign.

Our students and staff were lucky enough to meet Albert Woodfox who spent 44 years in solitary confinement in America. He was freed in February after 200,000 people from around the world campaigned for his release. The audience also heard from the husband of Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe who has been imprisoned in Iran and Shaker Amer who was detained in Guantanamo Bay.

It was an incredibly humbling experience for both staff and students. The sixth formers who attended the trip will be launching the Amnesty International Write for Rights campaign in school in the next few weeks.

The Amnesty Youth group will also start from next Wednesday after school (2.50pm - 3.50pm) in D11. For more information please contact Miss Shah.

To read Bella, Gracie and Georgia's report on the trip click here >>

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With Albert Woodfox

Amnesty HQ