Afghan teacher Parween speaking to students about women's rights Afghan teacher Parween meets students at a North London school

Amnesty goes to school

Our Amnesty School Speakers run free human rights workshops, lessons, assemblies or whole day events in your primary or secondary school.

Last year our school speakers reached over 27,000 young people. With gripping real-life stories and powerful films an Amnesty School Speaker bring human rights education to life in the classroom, assembly or the playground.

What Amnesty School Speakers do

Amnesty School Speakers are skilled in engaging primary and secondary school audiences and can create sessions to suit your needs.

Topics include an introduction to human rights and our work, current national or global campaigns and subject-based focus on human rights, including:

  • English/Literacy - Write an appeal letter and stand in solidarity with Individuals at Risk
  • History - Learn how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights came into being after the Holocaust
  • Music - Find out about freedom of expression through protest songs and poems written in prison

All sessions are delivered through:

  • Lessons
  • Small class workshops
  • School assemblies
  • Whole school human rights theme days

Based across the UK all our speaker have completed the Amnesty Speaker Training Programme and are DBS checked. We monitor and develop the speaker network based on teacher and speaker feedback.

Find out how to become an Amnesty Speaker

Human rights events

Invite an Amnesty School Speaker to help you celebrate or commemorate human rights events inlcuding:

  • 27 January - Holocaust Memorial Day
  • 8 March - International Women’s Day
  • 15 – 20 June - Refugee Week
  • 20 November - Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • 10 December - Human Rights Day

What schools have to say

  • 'Thought provoking and highly educational.'
  • 'The children were animated and enthused.'
  • 'An absolutely amazing speaker.’

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