Hate Crime Consciousness Week: Gwent schoolchildren utilizing artwork

South Wales Argus:

PUPILS throughout Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly have been elevating consciousness of Hate Crime Consciousness week by spreading a message of unity in artistic methods.

West Gwent Group Cohesion officers have been working with faculties to showcase how they have a good time variety and stand as much as hate crime.

Hate crime is the time period used to explain an incident or crime in opposition to somebody primarily based on part of their identification. This could be a hostility or prejudice in direction of their: incapacity, race or ethnicity, faith or perception, sexual orientation, or gender identification.

South Wales Argus:

Pupils at St Albans RC Excessive College carrying t-shirts with Spencer Knight’s design printed on them. Image: Torfaen council.

South Wales Argus:

Spencer Knight’s design at St Albans RC Main College. Image: Torfaen council.

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Freya Rogers, from Beaufort Hill Main College in Blaenau Gwent, along with her successful poster. Image: Torfaen council.

The colleges took half in an anti-racism poster competitors, the place the successful designs had been made in to t-shirts for the pupils to put on.

Council chief, Cllr Anthony Hunt stated: “Hate crime has no place in our communities, so it’s nice to see the work faculties have produced to exhibit this.

“It’s necessary that these matters are mentioned in faculties in order that pupils are conscious that every one types of hate crime are unacceptable and that everybody has the appropriate to really feel secure and have a way of belonging of their neighborhood.”

South Wales Argus:

Pupils at St Albans RC Excessive College carrying t-shirts with Spencer Knight’s design printed on them. Image: Torfaen council.

South Wales Argus:

Pupils at St Albans RC Excessive College carrying t-shirts with Spencer Knight’s design printed on them. Image: Torfaen council.

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Sophie Rooke’s successful poster from Ysgol Cwm Derwen in Caerphilly. Image: Torfaen council.

Mike Morgan, West Gwent Group Cohesion officer stated: “The colleges have produced some incredible items of artwork work this yr and it was necessary for us to share their work extra extensively.

“It goes to point out that we’re not born to hate and that educating younger individuals about celebrating distinction and respecting individuals for who they’re is a preventative intervention to maintain hate crime out of our communities. Wales is a welcoming nation and now we have all the time been at our strongest once we are most united.”

Victims or witnesses of hate crime can report on to the police on 999, or 101 for any non-emergency.

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