Young children spoke of the sadness of the tragic attack.
Children from local Catholic School SS Peters and Paul's were interviewed about their participation on our project to create a small mural for Lee Riby to place on local parks. Lee Rigby a millitary drummer and soldier posted at the Woolwich Barracks, was assassinated in a senseless attack after Muslim Extremists form the local borough of Havering, targeted the military base for a revenge attack in response to the ongoing War on terror. The attack was conspired to create friction and schism in our local communities, and incidents of racial violence on Muslims increased to a small extent across the country. In the aftermath of the attack the BPCA held a multi-faith peace concert and memorial ceremony in Woolwich. Watch the ITV news feature here:
The BPCA led a series of free workshops at Clementswood Community Centre over the half term holidays. Participating Children spanned all major faiths worshipped locally and a discussion on Lee Rigby led to children providing inspiration for a commissioned temporary public artwork, that will adorn a different park every 3 months for the next year. After the local display it is hoped that the artwork will be presented to the Woolwich Barracks were Lee Rigby was slain.
Wilson Chowdhry said;
"This project brought together children of all faiths in a spirit of conciliation and unity. The simplistic designs put forward by the participants symbolise peace, hope and unity in a manner that everyone will understand."
We hope to expand this project and create a more permanent public artwork at the location were Lee Rigby was slain., in the future.
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Hearing the messages of hope from young children inspired hope.
Children rose to the challenge and spread their message of peace that will be broadcast next week.