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The Trent College Amnesty International group was set up back in September 2015 by staff and Sixth Form students with a vision to move things forward within the school in relation to three distinct areas relating to human rights; education, fund-raising and protest.
Last term a ‘servant’ auction was held in the Prince Obolensky building for Sports Relief to raise the profile of human rights abuses across the world. Staff and students were asked have their rights taken away for the day after and to be bought by Year 7 and Sixth Form students in order to be put to work the following day. All were very much overwhelmed by the success of the event which raised well over £500, half to go to Sports Relief and the other half to the Nottingham and Beeston Amnesty group.
Anne Jennings from the Nottingham and Beeston Amnesty group came in to school to collect our donation and spoke in the Year 7 assembly about how the money will be spent. This includes, hiring rooms for future meetings and producing materials to be used to support the oppressed particularly in the International setting.
We look forward to developing our close partnership with Amnesty International and encourage students from all year groups to come and join our meetings every Thursday lunchtime during term time.
We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who gave their time, energy and money to make the auction such a success. Thanks go in particular to Ms Mansell and Miss Scothern for their invaluable support.