Five hundred words to report on a human rights issue - that was the challenge given to Year 8 students from Oxford High School who were entered into the Amnesty International Youth Awards 2016 young human rights reporter section. The students covered topics such as acid attacks, child marriage and the need for toilets in the developing world. The school is thrilled that three of its students, Emma B, Mopsy P and Prashanti S, have been shortlisted in the final ten of the Lower Secondary Section.
Mopsy said, “I found out about conditions in North Korea while I was doing my research. The world isn’t really doing very much about this – it’s just being left to one side.” Prashanti focused on child neglect and is planning to do some fundraising for the NSPCC. Emma wrote about human slavery, because “I thought if I wrote an article about it and it was picked, then maybe more people would hear about it and realise that we can do something about it.”