Broughton High School’s Amnesty International Youth Group, newly formed in September, held a ceilidh on Saturday 7 December to raise awareness of Human Rights Day (10 December).
The ceilidh dancing was led by the school’s own 5th year band, Fiddlers on the Ramp, with Seoras Lewis (S6) calling the dances. Isla Ratcliff (S6) and Anna Djordjevic (S5) compered the event. There was further musical entertainment by Isla Ratcliff, Cara Targett-Ness (S5), Isabella Webster (S5), Mark Reid (S5) and Lyle Barker (S6), Highland dancing by Georgia Combe (S1), and a speech by Amnesty speaker Eilidh Douglas. Many guests wrote letters to victims of human rights abuse and bought candleholders made by members of the Youth Group. There was a raffle and some excellent home baking. Niamh McNulty (S3) gave an impassioned speech to commemorate Nelson Mandela and his outstanding contribution to human rights. The group raised an amazing £502.46 for Amnesty International. Check here http://www.broughton.edin.sch.uk/our-school/gallery to see more photos from the evening.