Education: Pinehurst School
‘Chalk like an Egyptian’
Pinehurst School Amnesty International Youth Group recently organised a number of events during Amnesty International Youth Freedom Challenge week, creating a campaign called ‘Chalk like an Egyptian’ in support of women’s rights in Egypt.
The idea behind ‘Chalk like an Egyptian’ was to campaign through street art, in line with the spread of protest street art that appeared throughout Cairo during the recent unrest in Egypt.
As part of the campaign, the Amnesty group invited street artist Jonny4Higher to Pinehurst. Inspired by the ‘Chalk like an Egypt’ theme, Jonny4Higher took on the women’s rights theme as inspiration creating an original piece of art work in front of the students during their lunch break.
A successful campaign saw money raised for Amnesty International through a bake sale and a large number of signatures collected for a petition asking the Egyptian Government to condemn gender discrimination and violence against women.
Cure Kids Red Nose Day
Pinehurst School primary students proudly raised $445 for Cure Kids through purchasing red noses. Primary students participated with enthusiasm in activities organised by the Primary School Councillors who, were supported on the day by Pinehurst Senior College students.