The Genocide80Twenty group meets every Thursday lunchtime and is open to pupils from the Third Year to Upper Sixth.
The group took on the name Genocide80Twenty after polling more than eight hundred 11-16 year olds and discovering 80% of young people were unaware of any recent genocide and indeed knew little about the Holocaust. To try and prevent such mass atrocities happening again, the group want to make sure that every student across the world knows about the experiences of survivors and understand why genocides happen.
Genocide80Twenty consists of student volunteers who work to research and raise awareness of the issues, speak with experts and meet with remarkable survivors. The group regularly collaborates with other schools and their work has been praised by politicians, leading journalists, charities and dignitaries and continues to reach thousands of young people worldwide.
Take a look at the group’s website here and some of their recent publications can be found below: