How can we use our Spanish voice to inform the world of human rights causes?
Over the year, students were immersed in what human rights means in the 21st century and what makes a meaningful campaign, both in English and Spanish. They researched human rights abuses in Spanish speaking countries, as well as looking into the issues faced by the Latin American community in Newham, and created a campaign around their chosen cause.
In each campaign, pupils worked collaboratively to produce the following bilingual campaign material:
A campaign leaflet
A campaign letter
A petition published on 38 degrees
Working alongside organisations such as Redlines and the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS), in the summer term pupils staged a Human Rights Day of Action. Pupils travelled across London to launch their campaigns at targeted locations. Pupils had to engage with members of the public to inform and persuade, deliver campaign letters to key stakeholders and perform their media stunt which involved the use of advanced English and Spanish oracy skills.
What the student says
'It is so important young people get involved so things don't just happen to them' - Tomas
'People say that young people just care about themselves. This is just not true'
To develop their confidence as both speakers of English and Spanish (bilingual oracy)
To understand and explore the concept of human rights
To explore campaigning