Stephen Lawrence was born and grew up in south-east London. Tragically, on 22 April 1993, at the age of just 18, he was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack.

A public inquiry was later held, in 1998, leading to the publication of the Macpherson Report, which has been called ‘one of the most important moments in the modern history of criminal justice in Britain’. This paved the way for a greater understanding of discrimination of all forms and new equalities legislation.

The pledges will be displayed on a tree made by Mr Chesters as a visual representation of our school commitment to create a legacy of change. Pledges can be small but significant – to read a book by a specific author, to challenge racist or discriminatory behaviour when you see it, and to listen to others, for instance.

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