This week, Albany Academy showed solidarity for those people across the world suffering injustice by supporting Amnesty International.
Mrs Parker, RE teacher and a class of Year 10 students organised an AmnesTEA which was supported by over 200 pupils during Tuesday lunchtime.
“The idea behind AmnesTea is simple: bake some cakes, get some people together, put the kettle on and raise money for Amnesty International’s human rights work around the world,” explained Mrs Parker.
Year 10 students baked cakes, served tea and hot chocolate and helped with the running of the event. Cakes were baked by Dylan Worthington, Isobel Deady, Ellie Kinloch, Charlotte Perry, Haya Aldossery, Luke Pearson, Jack Pearson, Rhys Ashworth, Sadaf Ahmed and Eve Munro in Year 7. We also had help serving hot drinks and selling cakes from Abdul Hannan, Jack Winrow and Mason Sandham in Year 9.
When asked how the pupils found the event they said, “It was a great experience to organise an event like this and it had a lovely atmosphere because of the great turn out of people. It felt good to raise money for such a good cause and to see that all our cakes were gone at the end of the event!”
The event raised over £100 which will be donated to Amnesty International to aid their work in the UK and across the world.
Amnesty International is a global movement of over 7 million people, and is the world's largest grassroots human rights organisation.
The charity investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilises the public, and helps transform societies to create a safer, more just world. The organisation has received the Nobel Peace Prize for their life-saving work.
This is just one example of the charitable work which Albany Academy students undertake each year to support local and national good causes.