St Helen and St Katharine was delighted to sponsor a number of events at the Henley Literature Festival this year. One of our sponsored events was Stuart Lawrence discussing his inspirational book 'Silence is Not an Option' with director Paul Greengras. After his brother Stephen Lawrence was tragically murdered in 1993 his family have strived to improve society. Stuart, who is an educator and motivational speaker, came to Henley to talk about his book.
Some of our Year 8 students were fortunate to go along to this event and to meet the author after the talk. They have shared some thoughts about the experience:
"Hearing him express his views and ideas was very motivating."
"It was a privilege to talk to Stuart Lawrence about his book."
"We learned three great tips from the book: time is a tool for success, a positive attitude is the key to a happier life and all of us are unique."
Emma, Alexa, Susie and Scarlett, Year 8
The book is available in St Helen's Library and is highly recommended by our Librarian Mrs Pocock-Bell.