Stuart Lawrence visits Stowmarket High School
Pupils from Stowmarket High School were joined by a very special guest last Tuesday.
Stuart Lawrence, delivered an assembly to Year 7 and 8 pupils and a workshop and talk to Year 10, 12 and 13 students.
Mr Lawrence spoke about his brother, Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered when he was 18-years-old in London in 1993.
Katy Farrow, assistant headteacher, said: "The idea of the assembly was to try to get the students to think about living their best life and encourage the students to have a four year plan and Stuart said he would return to the school in four years time to see if they'd reached their goals."
Mr Lawrence who is a former graphics teacher now visits schools talking to students about tragedy and the Stephen Lawrence Trust.
Marina Dickings, A-level sociology teacher at the school, said: “The older students could understand how important it was and were able to be up front about racism. A lot of the students want to go on to do degrees in the social sciences.”