Philip Lawrence Award Winners
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Philip Lawrence was stabbed to death in 1995, when he intervened in a fight between pupils outside his school in Ealing. The Philip Lawrence Awards were established in 1996 by the then Home Secretary Michael Howard to recognise outstanding achievements of good citizenship by the young.
This year’s winners include projects to promote racial harmony, an anti-bullying project, a support group for young homosexuals and projects to take people away from anti-social behaviour.
Philip Lawrence Awards 2001 Winners:
1. 20/20 Dance Group
The dance group develops dance and social skills while providing a diversion from crime, drug taking, boredom and anti social behaviour. Also promotes racial harmony and cultural awareness in the wider community through integration and teamwork. The project shows off the talents of young people.
20/20 Dance Group
128A Lancaster Road
London W11 1QS
Tel: 020 7598 4931
Fax: 020 7598 4909
2. Anything but STR8
Young gay support and information project, challenging homophobia and lack of services and access to services for gay young people in Barking, Dagenham and Havering.
Anything but STR8
10 Hedley Close
Essex RM1 1AH
Tel: 01708 768512
Fax: 01708 741013
A project dealing with bullying in school, assisting with the development of coping strategies and skills. The group organise a drop in centre and a peer listening service.
Kingsbury High School
London NW9 9JR
Tel: 020 8204 9814
Fax: 020 8206 3040
4. DIY Collective
Using music and arts activities this project tackles issues of community safety and anti social behaviour, such as substance abuse and vandalism, attempting to foster better community relations.
5 West Parade Road
N. Yorks YO12 5ED
5. Holsworthy Seriously Senior Youth Group
Project tackles issues of discrimination, teenage pregnancy and vandalism within their rural community.
Senior Community Education Tutor
Holsworthy Seriously Senior Youth Group
c/o Holsworthy Community College
Holsworthy EX22 6JD
Tel: 01409 254505
Fax: 01409 253121
6. Lydney State Circus – Who wants to be a Bullionaire? Project
An anti-bullying initiative addressing the issues in a lively and entertaining performance. Also provides young people 11-18 with the opportunity to develop circus and performance skills.
Lydney State Circus
Lydney Community Centre
Glos. GL15 5AT
Tel: 01594 842256
7. Nothing Serious
This group produced a video documenting the experiences of racism in Brighton & Hove schools.
Youth & Community Worker
Sahara Video Group
c/o Young People’s Centre
69 Ship Street
Brighton BN1 1AE
Tel: 01273 293632
8. Peckham Young People’s Magazine Project
The magazine provides an exciting way for young people to contribute to their environment giving them a voice and means to counter the negative portrayal of their community and to address issues of relevance to young people in Peckham.
People’s Magazine Project
161 Sumner Road
London SE15 6JL
Tel: 020 7708 1738
Last update: Friday, September 05, 2008