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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."

Stephen Lawrence's brother, Stuart, visited Stowmarket High School to talk to the students about how the incident has affected him over the years. Picture by Mecha Morton.
Stephen Lawrence's brother, Stuart, visited Stowmarket High School to talk to the students about how the incident has affected him over the years. Picture by Mecha Morton.

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.”



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