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Students write for human rights

Published on 14/12/16

Hewett Academy students have shown their support for human rights by writing notes of solidarity for prisoners of conscience around the world.

The students have been taking part in Amnesty International’s annual Write For Rights campaign, sending cards and letters to support people whose basic human rights are under threat.

The campaign runs from December 12 to 15 and last year over 75,000 people in the UK took part.

Principal Tom Leverage said: "I'm extremely proud of our students who have given up their time to write notes of solidarity for Amnesty International. 

“This initiative has been driven entirely by the students and reflects the drive and independence we foster as part of our education ethos. 

“This campaign is a fantastic way for our students to get involved in global issues and share their passion for human rights, and will make a real difference to people's lives."