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Year 9: Truth In Justice Event

On Tuesday 8th May, Year 9 GCSE Sociology students from The Priory Ruskin Academy attended an event organised by Just Lincolnshire in commemoration of the life of Stephen Lawrence. The event focused on the history of hate crime and how the Stephen Lawrence case changed policing and the impact that it had on the criminal justice system. Students watched performances from students from De Aston school and then had the opportunity to discuss what they had seen with students from other schools and professionals from the police, victim support, courts and hate crime organisations.

Jess Catnach, Head of Social Sciences at the Academy said, “The day provided students with an invaluable insight into hate crime. They were so engaged and I look forward to continuing our work on this subject in class.  Students will be producing their own mini-productions and, having been so moved by Stephen Lawrence’s story, are committed to spreading the word within the Academy”.