Central Coast students explore 'Human Rights in an Age of Climate Change'.

Amnesty International Central Coast Group has just wrapped up their second annual Open Writing Competition. This year’s theme is Human Rights in an Age of Climate Change.

Students were encouraged to explore the significance of this relationship through Open Writing, which can be in the form of a song, poem, essay, short story, play, reflective diary, report or article with a limit of 500 words.

Wyong High Students with Hale Adasal, Cenral Coast Amnesty Group

Project Coordinator, Central Coast Amnesty Group member Hale Adasal explains why the group wanted to develop this project.

“This competition was created by our local group to inspire and engage our young people on the Central Coast through an inclusive open medium  of writing to the concept of ‘Human Rights in an age of Climate Change’.
“This competition allows our students on the Central Coast to respond to this important topic of our times, by giving them a voice to express their thoughts, whether it is in the form of  a poem, a short story, an essay or report. But, more then that it engages our teachers, school students parents and schools to develop a greater understanding of climate change and its impacts on a human rights, linking social and environmental justice for the first time for many people.
2018 Central Coast School Competition winners.
The competition has developed a sense of community, a connection and point of support and understanding for our high school students  by providing pathways to become engaged in both social and environmental justice. Our Central Coast Amnesty local group are proud to host the annual competition for 2 years now as a pathway for our students to engage in this important  topic that will directly impact their generation more then any other.”

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