Human rights training for Schools
On 31st January 2012, Rights and Humanity’s Project Officer led a human rights training session with a group of students from Maghull High School at the Royal Liver building. The students who attended were aged between 11 and 16. The Project Officer led the session by introducing development and human rights issues, including a health case study on HIV/AIDS.
The second part of the session involved sharing examples of what youth in the UK and overseas have been doing to change things around them in their communities. The students from Maghull High School were then given the chance to discuss their own ideas about what they want to change in their own school, communities and wider world. They were encouraged to pursue these ideas and take action on them.
The human rights training is part of a longer-term schools project in Ipswich and Liverpool. So far in Liverpool, other schools that have been to Rights and Humanity’s premises to hear about human rights include Savio High School, Broadgreen International School, Childwall School, Wirral Grammar School, and Enterprise South Liverpool Academy. Other case studies that have been used for the human rights training include topics such as child slavery and trafficking, and with one school, ‘Overcoming adversity’.