Mum of murdered Bacup teenager Sophie Lancaster teaches about tolerance
12:53pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 in North West
PUPILS are being taught about intolerance with talks by anti-hate campaigners.
Founder of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, Sylvia Lancaster has spoken to teenagers about how she lost her 20-year-old daughter.
Sophie and her boyfriend were viciously beaten by a group of young people just because of how they were dressed.
Teenagers at Mount Carmel High School in Accrington listened to the talk by Sylvia, Kate Conboy-Greenwood and Stacey Elder, also from the Foundation.
The trio then worked with Year nine in a workshop looking at prejudice and community.
RE teacher Dan Sweeney said: “This was an emotionally draining day for Sylvia, Kate and Stacey.
“I am sure our students will keep this message in their hearts and, in memory of Sophie, will respect people and be kind to one another whatever differences they may have.” For more information visit sophie lancaster foundation.com