Get involved

We’ve got loads of resources for schools and teachers, if you are homeschooling then we have some great resources for you too!

Be the next poetry sensation:

This video is a series of spoken word poetry about Stephen Lawrence written and performed by young people, who are part of the Eggtooth project in Hastings.  Watch the video and read our information sheet to learn more about spoken word, use the video as a literary criticism or create your own spoken word.

Download activity here.

Get hands-on building your own bridge:

Stephen Lawrence Day is about being inclusive, and bridges are a way of connecting people and communities. We have set a challenge to build your own bridge, as a great way to think about some of the challenges involved in architecture and engineering.

Download activity here.

Read up a storm:

Reading is a great way to connect with the wider world when you can’t get out.  We’ve created a short reading list of books that are available to read for free on-line.  There is at least one book for young people of every age from 0 to 18 and, in keeping with the positive message of Stephen Lawrence Day, all the books on our list share a common theme of working together to make a better world.

Download activity here.

#ChallengeAccepted:

We are setting three different kinds of challenges – do good (a simple act of kindness to help others in your community); get creative (express what living your best life looks like for you through your chosen artform); or share the learning (find out about Stephen’s story and share it). Choose the challenge that suits you, or, if you’re feeling ambitions, why not do all three?

Download pack here.

Keep up your GCSE Citizenship studies:

If you are studying for a Citizenship GCSE, BBC Teach has a series of three 10-minute video clips from its award-winning documentary Stephen Lawrence: The murder that changed a nation.  With an introduction by Stephen’s brother, Stuart Lawrence, each clip has teaching notes with questions and activities to support your understanding around GCSE Citizenship.

Watch the videos here.

Learn about Stephen’s story:

This 13 minute video was created by young people at JUST Lincolnshire’s Stephen Lawrence Day event last year.  In the video they act out scenes from Stephen’s story, from hobbies he enjoyed, to changes in the law following his death, and the creation of Stephen Lawrence Day.  You can watch the video here, and there is also a link to it on our activity sheet about some of the ideas and issues it raises.

Download pack here.

Change the story:

Stephen Lawrence Day is about building a fairer and more inclusive society, but that can only happen when we treat everyone with fairness and respect.  Last year JUST Lincolnshire hosted an event to celebrate Stephen Lawrence Day, and young people at the event created videos highlighting the challenges of bullying, homophobia and transphobia.  Each video has questions and activities to help you think about how we can work together to create a society in which everyone can flourish.

Download pack here.

Get Social 

Make some noise #BecauseOfStephen – Help us reach as many people as possible with our positive message about Stephen Lawrence Day by telling the world what a difference Stephen’s story has made to you.  Take a photo of yourself holding one of our #BecauseOfStephen cards and share on your social media accounts.  Choose from our existing messages or write your own personalised message OR simply write your own using pen and paper!

Help spread our positive message to your community – Help us reach as many people as possible with our positive message about Stephen Lawrence Day and the difference we can all make by following us and re-sharing our content:

Twitter /s_lawrencetrust

Instagram /s_lawrencetrust

Facebook /stephenlawrencecharitabletrust

Build a community of people making a difference –Whatever you choose to do for Stephen Lawrence Day, we would love it if you would help us build a community of people making a difference.  The more people who post on social media, the bigger our impact will be and the more people will be inspired by what you do.  You can be part of it by using the hashtags:

#LiveOurBestLife

#BecauseofStephen

#StephenLawrenceDay

#SLDay

#ChallengeAccepted