This month, the second Voicebox of the academic year took place. The focus was on two international campaigns; World Aids Day (1st December) and Human Rights Day (10th December).

It was another full-house with 10 high schools being represented from across Manchester City Council! The event kicked off with an engaging session from Amnesty International who delivered an introductory workshop on human rights and the work of Amnesty itself. Students from different schools worked together to share tips and ideas about how they might set up a successful Amnesty Youth Group and discussed the best ways to promote human rights in their own schools.

The second half of the event was led by our RSE lead, Louise Buckley, who ran an interactive workshop on HIV and AIDS, myth-busting and educating the students on a topic none had learnt about before. This was followed by an enlightening Q&A from George House Trust.

Feedback from this thought-provoking school council network event was fantastic and many students left with the enthusiasm and fervour to develop and promote the issues within their own schools.

The next Voicebox event will take place Wednesday 6th February 2019. To book your school’s place, please follow this link.