Following on from the success of Diversity Day held back in September, 35 year 12 students welcomed back members of the Anthony Walker Foundation on Wednesday 12th November, to begin work on an exciting and positive new community project.
Working alongside the Anthony Walker Foundation and their partner agencies, our willing student volunteers will take part in the Youth Ambassador Project. This extremely worthwhile project will involve students taking part in a range of activities, from raising funds, organising local community schemes, to receiving workshop training on the subject of hate crime, with students presenting workshops to year 9 in the new year. Students will work closely with the Merseyside Foundation to devise a “school charter” to be applied to the school, promoting the importance of equality and diversity, concepts which are at the heart of the Anthony Walker Foundation.
Opportunities for our student volunteers will extend further, with a collaboration between Dr Terry Payne from Liverpool University and Merseyside Police, with students set to develop and design an app for the “Stop Hate” public campaign.
Blue Coat is being held up as a benchmark in relation to these matters within Liverpool and looks forward to continuing its work with the Anthony Walker Foundation.