Stephen Lawrence Display 2014

Look closely at 'we have a dream' see self portrait sketches of Year 9

Mrs Burrows has made a display showcasing some of our school's work towards the Stephen Lawrence Award. From afar, it appears to be our Stephen Lawrence Education Standard logo (which won a UNESCO global competition to celebrate diversity) but close up you can see the 'self portrait' sketches Year 9 drew in July 2013 (when they were in Year 8).

The previous display has moved to outside room H32.

These are Year 8's dreams:

  • We believe that all people are equal
  • We believe that everybody has the right to be treated with dignity
  • We believe that we should respect others as we would like to be respected
  • We believe that Martin Luther King's dream can still come true

The Stephen Lawrence Education Standard

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
— Rev Martin Luther King Jr

The Stephen Lawrence Education Standard is unique to Leeds. It was developed in response to the tragic murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 and the publication of the Macpherson Inquiry Report into Stephen’s death in 1999.
The Standard is awarded to schools, early years centres and colleges which demonstrate knowledge, understanding and evidence of promoting inclusion and race equality to help transform education. In 2010 the programme was launched nationally and is now available to schools and learning settings across the country.
St. Mary's Menston are working towards the Stephen Lawrence Education Standard and we aim to:

  • Empower our pupils to become responsible global citizens
  • Celebrate Diversity
  • Challenge Prejudice

Our Diversity Logo

We are very grateful that our diversity logo is based on the design by artist and designer Yael Alkalay who told us "I'll be happy to be able to play a role in this event and the critical message it expresses". Yael's logo was chosen by UNESCO to be the winner of the Cultural Diversity logo competition.

Yael Alkalay Diversity logo (CC BY NC 3.0)