Our schools speakers are trained to teach and enthuse young people about human rights issues. We can provide a speaker to run a free human rights workshop, lesson, assembly or whole day event in your primary or secondary school.

Find a speaker near your school

To request a list of speakers in your area, please get in touch:

Phone: 020 7033 1596
Email: speakers@amnesty.org.uk

What our schools human rights speakers do

Speakers will tailor sessions to suit your needs. Topics range from an introduction to human rights and/or Amnesty’s work, to current campaigns or subject-based focuses on specific human rights such as an English, History or Music lesson looking at freedom of expression through protest songs and poems written in prison.

Amnesty Speakers are volunteers based across the UK who share a passion for bringing human rights to life for young people by sharing their knowledge, enthusiasm and rich range of experiences and stories. All speakers have completed the Amnesty Speaker Training Programme and are CRB checked. We constantly monitor and develop the speaker network based on teacher and speaker feedback.

Speakers can also tell you about Amnesty teaching resourcestraining and projects and how young people in your school can stand up for human rights by setting up a youth group or fundraising

Here's some recent teacher feedback about Amnesty Speakers:

“Informative, interactive and pitched at exactly the right level.”
“Child soldiers…the children were gripped.”
“Fantastic speaker…inspires and enthrals each time she visits.”

Interested in becoming a schools speaker?

Find out how to get involved in our speaker programme.