Larbert pupils impress Amnesty

Larbert High School pupils Richenda Rae and Jack Thomson
Larbert High School pupils Richenda Rae and Jack Thomson

Larbert High School pupils have won the Amnesty International Most Committed Group Campaigner Youth Award.

The school’s Amnesty Group have been involved in a number of campaigns, and since March last year, the campaigns have grown bigger and gained more and more support from the school population.

Humanities teacher Rosalind Bird said: “The group is dedicated to standing up for Human Rights and has worked hard all year, with a huge campaign for Human Rights week in December. The school has been extremely supportive, helping to make human rights education an integral part of the school ethos.”

The nine-strong team comprises of Sharlie Gilchrist, Richenda Rae, Hannah Fairbairn, Jack Thomson, Olivia Rae, Rebecca Ferguson, Rowan Graham, Waleed Khan, Max Cole,

Amnesty’s Youth Awards celebrate young people aged from 7-19 who creatively interpret a human rights topic through reporting, photography, song-writing and performing, fundraising and campaigning and this year 1300 young people entered.