Opinionate - Secondary School Project


In 2017 York Human Rights City Network declared York the first Human Rights City in the UK. The network aspires to promote a community where institutions, organisations, businesses and individuals can debate, learn, understand, embrace and apply human rights principles to their daily lives. Through research they have identified 5 priority rights for York; equality and non-discrimination, housing, health and social care, education and decent standard of living.

This project is part of their Opinionate programme working with young people in the city through the York Independent State School Partnership to educate, empower and inspire action around these priority rights. Collaborating with these project partners, student teams will plan, design and deliver two workshops for Year 7-9 pupils, based around human rights case studies. 


  • Attend 4 training workshops, including a masterclass, across Spring and Summer Term
  • Deliver 2 workshops in Week 9 of Summer Term
  • Undertake a DBS check

Applications for this project have now closed. Thank you to all those who applied!