The Right Honourable Stuart Lawrence inspires pupils and staff at a leaving event at independent prep school, York House, near Croxley Green. Shaped by the racially motivated murder of his teenage brother, Stephen, in 1993, he is the author of Silence is not an Option, a former teacher and a life coach. He spoke of the importance of respect, resilience and hope in tough and challenging times. He encourages young people to harness the good in themselves and the world with the intention inspiring positive change in their lives.
[The Right Honourable Stuart Lawrence] spoke of the importance of respect, resilience and hope in tough and challenging times
Jon Gray, headmaster at the independent school, commented, “It was a pleasure to welcome Stuart into our school community and to hear him speak so passionately about how adversity is a gift. Our pupils welcomed his invaluable advice on how we can bring out the best in ourselves and others, and his words of wisdom were gratefully taken on board by our Year 8 leavers, who now embark on the next stage of their educational journey, ready to face their own new and exciting challenges.”
Year 8 pupils commissioned and presented a painting of a “Stag” to York House, produced by Henry Fraser, a talented artist who has learnt to paint with his mouth, following a tragic accident in 2009, leaving him paralysed from the neck down.
About York House
An independent prep school for girls and boys aged 3-13 years. Founded in 1910, it exceeds academically and pastorally and offers experience in outdoor education, art, sport, music, drama and is committed to nurturing confident, self reliant pupils.
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