June 12, 2021

Amnesty Founder Shares his Wisdom with the Lower Sixth

The Lower Sixth were excited to be joined by Old Leightonian and Human Rights Campaigner, Dan Jones, on Friday 11th June.

Joining our students via Zoom, Dan spoke about his 40 plus years of active involvement with the global charity, Amnesty International. As one of the group’s longest-term supporters, Dan even assisted Peter Benenson and his father, Elwyn, in launching Amnesty in 1961.

An artist at heart, Dan is currently the UK’s Creative Co-Ordinator and uses his experience to explore activism with schools through art, stories and activities; students listened intently as he shared his wisdom.

In 2001, Dan was awarded an MBE for services to international human rights, was nominated a local hero, and reached the finals of the Pride of Britain Awards.

Following the talk, students engaged in lively discussion about the subject of human rights, activism and making a difference.

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