The Amnesty group has recently been focusing on and researching Freedom of Speech, or rather the lack of, in various countries around the world. They have come to realise how severe the problem of Freedom of Speech is and, how strongly it restricts people’s everyday lives. In certain countries such as Bangladesh or Afghanistan people are not even able to speak about topics such as a peaceful protest without the risk of being placed in prison or worse. To raise awareness for this cause PGS pupils were asked to create a piece of artwork that represents the restriction of Freedom of Speech or what comes to mind when thinking about Freedom of Speech. This topic has made everyone in Amnesty realise how fortunate they are to be living in a country that protects our rights to Freedom of Speech (Article 19), and hope that you walk away realising it too.
The artwork is on display at the entrance to the Dining Hall.