Meeting the Stephen Lawrence Committee

Mr Hough took some of his students to the Co-operative Academy of Leeds to meet their Stephen Lawrence Committee, a group set up to tackle issues like tolerance and acceptance within the Academy and wider community.

The group are named after Stephen Lawrence, a teenager killed in 1993 because of the colour of his skin. The group meet every week to discuss how they can help make sure something like this doesn't happen again. 

The Stephen Lawrence Committee hold regular fundraisers for local charities, and collect items for local foodbanks. The work with the WE Movement, who work tirelessly to make the world a better place. Through them the Stephen Lawrence Committee sponsor a village in Africa, raising money to help the people their get an education and access to clean water. 

Mr Hough brought along eight students who he felt would be the best to help bring back the spirit of the Stephen Lawrence Committee to Brownhill. 

The students got chance to listen to a presentation about the work that they do, and then ask questions. The students thought of some amazing questions like, "why did you join?", "what inspires you to be a better person?" and "how could we do the same thing at Brownhill?". 

Our students came away feeling inspired and ready to make a difference! All of the Stephen Lawrence Committee were very impressed with how mature and interested our students were.