Kent Police Community Liaison Officer Mick Cronin visited The Beacon earlier this year to talk to Year 9 pupils and encourage them to think about hate crime, the impact on victims and what can be done to tackle the problem. The pupils were invited to enter a competition to design a poster about hate crime with the winning poster being displayed in publicity and on the Kent Police website. More than 100 posters were received and entries were judged by the Independent Police Advisory Group. The winners were announced at the Hate Crime Awards Ceremony on Thursday 22 June 2017 at Shepway District Council Chambers. Prizes were presented by Chief Superintendent Andrea Bishop, East Divisional Commander from Kent Police.
The winner from The Beacon was Joshua and the runner up was Rachel. The winning posters from each of the schools who entered won £40 gift vouchers. The runners up received a £15 voucher.
Congratulations to them both!