In class 9 we have been learning about human rights. We have been finding out about the ways people have been treated differently and unfairly through history. We have been learning how laws have changed over the past century to hopefully enable people to be treated equally.
We found out that women gained the right vote in 1928, after many years of protest. The Suffragettes even had to break the law to raise awareness of their cause and at least one woman was killed during the process!
We also learned about Martin Luther King and looked at the way his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech started to change America.
We found out about Sophie Lancaster who was murdered in Bacup in 2007 because of the way she was dressed.
We have had lots of discussions and we all believe everyone has the right to be treated equally, regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexuality or appearance.
Lots of the things we learned shocked us and made us think; we want the world to change to be a better place.
Martin Luther King’s famous speech inspired us to write our own speeches which we performed to the class and parents this week.
It was a real challenge for some people but everyone spoke with clearly and with confidence. Some of our speeches will be on display in the entrance soon; come and have a look!