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Racism: Helping schools to lead a legacy of change

Stephen Lawrence loved school and he wanted to be an architect. Twenty-eight years since his senseless and racist murder, schools can help to create a legacy for change by focusing on classrooms, community and careers. Deborah Lawson explains

As teachers, our pupils do not just see us as educators. They see us as role models and pillars of their community. Think back to your own childhood, I am sure you will be able to remember at least one teacher who inspired you and helped shape the person you are today.

April 22 marked Stephen Lawrence Day. An annual event, which this year was held on the 28th anniversary of Stephen’s senseless and racist murder. The day is a chance for children and young people to have their voices heard, make the changes they would like to see, and create a society that treats everyone with fairness and respect.

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