Rocking for Amnesty wins award

Danielle and Megan
Danielle and Megan

A group from Stranraer Academy has won the Amnesty International Most Special Achievement Fundraiser Youth Award.

The Stranraer Academy Amnesty Group won for its achievement of having hosted a gig in aid of Amnesty International called ‘Rock For Rights’ for the past six years. This musical event is known to attract the whole community in a rural area and last year the group had their most successful gig yet attracting bands and artists from around Dumfries and Galloway to perform.

Judges were particularly impressed by the scale of the event and the involvement of the local community. In particular, they wanted to recognise that Rock for Rights is continuing despite the departure of the Group’s leader.

Members of the Stranraer Academy Amnesty Group include Danielle Glover, Megan Ross, Ellie Chilton, Linda-Louise Greenhill, Lauren Greenhill, Emma Davidson, Katie Corrigan, Rachael Kelly, Harry Glasgow and Megan Glasgow.

Megan Ross and Danielle Glover were here to receive the Award.

Amnesty’s Youth Awards celebrate young people aged from 7 to 19 years old who creatively interpret a human rights topic through reporting, photography, song-writing and performing, fundraising and campaigning.

Now in its second year, the Amnesty Youth Awards competition has become extremely popular in schools and colleges across the UK and this year more than 1300 young people entered.

The Amnesty International Youth Awards competition is this year run in partnership with TES and supported by SOAS, Getty Images and players of People’s Postcode Lottery.d