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Amnesty at Varndean School

Student Charlie Gregory-Bird writes about the recent activities of the Varndean Amnesty International Group.

Amnesty Bakeoff

About 2 years ago, the Varndean Amnesty International group consisted of just a single member, writing letters, about every fortnight as part of the Write for Rights campaign; today, we’ll have made an almost guaranteed £1400, in just under a week.

To everyone who participated in Tuesday’s Amnesty Bakeoff, we thank you for your support, whether you brought in cakes, or helped sell them.

Cake and Calais

It’s important for us to thank the hundreds of people who flocked to the canteen to buy the cakes, raising over £220 in the process. All this money, in addition to the money we make from the non-school uniform day (Friday 23rd October), will be sent to Calais, to help set up a pop-up school for the hundreds of children fleeing from war-torn Middle Eastern countries such as Syria and Iraq.

How to get involved

Despite the fact that we’re now more successful than we’ve ever been before, we still only have a few members, and very much wish for the number to increase. If you’re at all interested in helping Amnesty International fight (and write) for Human rights, then please come to F6 on Tuesday lunchtime.

If this just isn’t your thing, then we also urge you to help with petitions that you can find on Amnesty International’s website.

Thank you for supporting us and we hope you enjoyed the cake!

 

By Charlie Gregory-Bird