King David pupils star in anti-hate crime DVD

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 6, 2012

Manchester King David High pupils are featured in a Crown Prosecution Service film reconstructing antisemitic incidents, which will be shown to potential young offenders.

The DVD will be part of a resource pack distributed to schools across the region highlighting the consequences for perpetrators of racially or religiously motivated hate crime.

North-west area CPS community engagement manager Stacey Davis said the DVD "will give important information about racist and religiously aggravated hate crime and what the law is.

"If we can increase understanding among the younger generation of why abuse and assaults on people because of their race or religion are unacceptable, we have a greater chance of reducing the number of attacks."

Available from September, the DVD is supported by the National Union of Teachers and the Anthony Walker Foundation, set up by the family of a black teenager murdered in Liverpool in 2005.

The Community Security Trust's Mark Gardner said: "CST's northern region office has worked closely with the CPS in this project and we are very grateful to King David for helping to make it a reality."

Last updated: 8:56am, April 10 2012