Newark College holds workshops for students to discuss hate crime as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week | #College. | #Students

The importance of hate crime awareness and reporting it when it happens was highlighted at Newark College.

The college is part of a community initiative promoting the issue, which has also included market stalls to talk to people about hate crime.

The college hosted workshops and talks for students to attend dealing with how to report hate crime and why the need to report hate crime is important.

L-R Penny Taylor, Rachel Lodge – youth and wellbeing at Newark College, Shannon Fairhurst 16, Scarlett Jackson 16, Tommy Marshall 16, Leo Leggett 16, Amy Baldry 17, Louise Woodward 16, Kyle Shaw 18, Megan Barett – skills for employment and education tutor, Lisa Geary – town councillor. (60516984)

Penny Taylor, head of Newark Campus, said: “As part of the broader curriculum offer at Newark College we value the opportunity to take part in events such as Hate Crime Awareness Week.

“This allows our students to understand, consider and discuss this in a safe environment.

“The campaign, now a regular event in the diary, creates awareness and ways we can continue to make a positive contribution to the local community.”

Hate Crime Awareness Week in Newark is backed by organisations and businesses.

This year, the national focus for the week was LGBT+ with the aim of bringing LGBT+ people together to tackle all forms of hate crime, including biphobia, transphobia and homophobia.

The windows in the Buttermarket displayed posters created by Newark College, with information on how to report hate crimes and incidents.

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