Amnesty International Cake Sale
Year 13 student Sophie Aujard, sent us this report regarding the Amnesty International Club and the cake sale.
“Amnesty International is an international human rights organisation founded in 1971 that now has over 7 million members and supporters worldwide. In school there is a lunchtime Amnesty Club as well as one that takes place during the POP sessions.
This week, the club held a large cake sale under the slogan “Sweets for Peace”. The aim: to raise funds to register as a group, to provide collection boxes and banners for our campaigns and to begin fundraising for the charity and future events. The contributions from the group led to a large selection of cakes and sweets that were finished off in under 20 minutes raising over £100. We attached information regarding our club to the sweets bags, with the aim of highlighting the problems facing women today.
The club only started at the beginning of the school year but already we are well under way with multiple projects. The Campaigns Team led by Augusta Senenssie has been diligently working to organise a feminist luncheon scholastic debate on the topic of women’s rights. The Events Team run by Maddie Weaver, which was responsible for organising the cake sale, is laying out plans for a Sixth Form Girls Night In. Finally, the Press Team, who I work with, are busy sorting out a newsletter to be distributed each term that will aim to raise awareness of problems around the world and give information about how other people can get involved. There are also many opportunities presented by the organisation including competitions, such as the one for Young Reporters, and events to attend such as the national AGM. By logging onto the Amnesty website anyone, whether they are a member or not, can sign petitions or write letters to government officials to help a good cause.
Amnesty International: working worldwide for the release of prisoners of conscience, fair trials for political prisoners and an end to torture, extra-judicial executions, “disappearances” and the death penalty.”
Well done to Invicta’s Amnesty International Club for organising the cake sale.