Brookmans Park pupils mesmerised by guest speaker
PUBLISHED: 15:42 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:42 24 July 2017
Brookmans Park pupils were mesmerised during a visit from a human rights campaigner who attempted to make a citizens arrest of the President of Zimbabwe.
Chancellor’s School sixth form pupils spent an afternoon listening to Peter Tatchell and eagerly asking questions.
Peter is one of the UK’s most prominent human rights campaigners who has been actively fighting for the freedoms and rights of the oppressed for the past 60 years.
During his speech, Peter discussed his belief in the significance of human rights activism, stating the importance of fighting for the basic freedoms of people living across all nations.
Recounting stories of the numerous charities and causes he has worked alongside over his years as an activist, he even gave his audience the privilege of hearing a few extraordinary examples first-hand.
He spoke of two occasions when he tried to hold the President of Zimbabwe accountable for human rights abuse by attempting to perform a citizen’s arrest, leaving the students particularly mesmerised.
After the speech, there was by no means a lack of questions, with many of the students eager to know more about Peter’s incredible experiences.
Despite the fact that Peter had not asked for a fee in exchange for his speech, the sixth form ended the afternoon by presenting their guest with a cheque for £210, a sum raised the previous week in support of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
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