Students march for peace in Streatham
Children walked for peace yesterday along Streatham High Road after the mother of a murdered boy spoke at their school.
Students and parents at St Andrews Catholic Primary School were joined by Margaret Mizen, who has campaigned for peace since her son, Jimmy, 16, was murdered in south east London in 2008.
Anna Nolan, a parent of twins at the school, said: "She was talking about how her son was stabbed. She said we can’t combat this with anger."
The younger children then walked around the playground singing and the older students walked to the high road and back.
Ms Nolan said: "It was all about people walking together, being together and being peaceful together."
Ms Mizen and Grace Idowu, whose son, David, 14, was also fatally stabbed, set up the 100 days of peace campaign to encourage young people to become a force for peace.
The Release the Peace campaign has a ‘peace car’ signed by sports stars and celebrities, including DJ Fatboy Slim.
This car with signatures was driven into St Andrews Catholic Primary School today as part of the event.