James Peacock Infant and Nursery School have been presented with an award for their commitment to anti-racism by gaining the Stephen Lawrence Education Standard Level 1.
On 8th July 2013 I was honoured to be invited, as a member of the Steering Group, to attend the first ever Stephen Lawrence Education Standard awards ceremony in Nottinghamshire, which took place at Rufford Abbey Country Park. Six county schools and five children’s centres from Newark were the first across Nottinghamshire to be recognised for their commitment to anti-racism by gaining the Stephen Lawrence Education Standard Level 1. The awards were presented by Cllr. Pauline Allan who is the Vice-Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council and Cllr. John Peck who is the committee chairman of children and young people’s services.
James Peacock Infant and Nursery School has achieved this award in just one year showing the commitment by the school, its staff, pupils and parents in supporting and embracing the work of the Steering Group. Ruddington Parish Council and the residents of Ruddington should be proud of its community and applaud the school for what it is doing to encourage a ‘One world – one voice’ ethos.
By Marion Pell