‘Silence is not an Option’
We were delighted to welcome Hon Stuart Lawrence to Caterham School this week to talk to our Second and Third Year pupils about his new book ‘Silence Is Not An Option’. Stuart is an author, motivational and public speaker with over 20 years’ experience as a youth engagement specialist.
His brother Stephen Lawrence was murdered in 1993 in a racially motivated attack. His family’s tireless campaign for justice has led to cultural shifts and changes in attitudes towards racism within our community. This fight and their story are still as impactful and important today as it was in the 90’s, whilst the fight for justice and change continues.
Stuart talked to pupils about resilience and the importance of campaigning for positive change. They were encouraged to think about how they can play a part in making their community cohesive and supportive.
Pupils will continue to explore the themes of his book during tutor sessions next year. We are very grateful to Mr Bance for his support in making this event happen.