Pupils at Ysgol Gyfyn Garth Olwg, Church Village, debated hate crime recently in a lesson organised by South Wales Police.
Hate Crime, South Wales Police
The year eight pupils discussed the dilemmas faced by often vulnerable victims of such crimes and how they can be supported.
South Wales Police hate crime officer Graham Williams took the one-hour lesson during which he enlightened them with real-life stories from the front line.
The special lesson was delivered just ahead of national Hate Crime Week which starts on May 26 2014.
Sergeant Darryn McAtee, who was one of the officers that helped to organise the session, said:
“People can pick up attitudes to very important issues at an early age, so the aim of these lessons is to educate and ultimately influence them so that they approach life in a positive way.”
The lesson was delivered as part of the ‘Pupils Understanding Problems In their Locality’ (PUPIL) Scheme – a youth scheme designed by Cynon Valley CPA to promote community involvement, community safety and crime prevention within the secondary education system.