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Peter Tatchell visits Sixth Form Assembly

Human Rights Activist on his 6th visit to TBSHS


Date published: Wed 8 Nov 2017   Author: HLH   Category: News   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email


This week, The Bishop's Stortford High School once again hosted Peter Tatchell, the influential and inspirational Human rights, Democracy, Global Rights, Justice and LGBT campaigner, who spoke to a fascinated audience of 6th form during their Citizenship session

Mr Tatchell who is a great friend of the school, has visited regularly over the last 7 years and this time it was to speak to the 6th form.

Yesterday the subject of his presentation was Human Rights and he opened by pointing out that between 1999 (The year the oldest of our 6th formers were born),  and 2007 there was more movement and repeal of anti-homosexuality laws than at any other time in history.

Peter spoke about Human Rights around the world with particular reference to same sex relationships. He explored religious, scientific and moral views on this topic.  He also encouraged students to dream and act to make their world and even better place.  He encouraged an interest in politics and society.

Students represented themselves, their families and their School impeccably and asked respectful, interesting and critical questions.

Mr Simon Etheridge Subject Leader for R.S and Citizenship commented “Mr Simon Etheridge Subject Leader for R.S and Citizenship commented “The School were delighted to once again host human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. Peter spoke about Human Rights and Politics.  Peter encapsulated our approach at TBSHS that, whilst we believe students are entitled to their personal view on matters such as homosexuality, homophobia, as well as racism, sexism and ageism, are wrong. Respect for all is key.”