Pupils stood by the olive tree planted for Stephen Lawrence Day
Pupils stood by the olive tree planted for Stephen Lawrence Day

Pupils at a Torfaen school planted an olive tree this week to mark Stephen Lawrence Day.

Children at Cwmffrwdoer Primary School were joined by representatives from Gwent Police , Cllr Anthony Hunt, leader of Torfean Council and Jeff Cuthbert, the Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner on Monday 22 April.

Stephen, 18, was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack in London on 22 April 1993.

Stephen Lawrence Day is about the part we all play in creating a society in which everyone can flourish. It is an opportunity for children and young people to have their voices heard, make the changes they’d like to see and create a society that treats everyone with fairness and respect.

Through Stephen Lawrence Day we want young people to be inspired about what they can achieve in their own lives whether in the their classroom, their community or a career. We want them to get involved in creating the kind of community they want to live in and we want them to have a strong voice in building a fairer and more inclusive society.

Taken from https://stephenlawrenceday.org/community/

Before they planted the tree, pupils took part in an assembly where they shared some of the work they have done while learning about Stephen Lawrence.

Photos from Stephen Lawrence Day