Over the past year our children have been involved in an iSingPop concert; choir competition and carol singing; enterprise activities; Forest Schools; charity fundraising; residential visits away; educational visits and visitors; class assemblies; productions; Safety Week; Equality Week; English Week and Anti-Bullying Week. We hosted another whole school Art Exhibition; performed a very successful music concert; competed successfully against other schools in sporting events including several successes at county level. We have been awarded the National School Games Mark Award – GOLD in recognition of our dedication to sport. We have also raised £48,000 towards our new all-weather sports pitch. As well as all of this I am proud that our children have achieved extremely well academically and continue to enjoy coming to school! In January 2018 our school will be 110 years old and we will see the opening of a new school nursery.
Many of the problems I see here are both sides paint too broad a brushstroke when talking about racial issues. 'White people do this', 'Black people do that', etc. Categorically false statements when you try to apply it to an entire group. And many don't have legitimate facts to back up their claims - regardless of which side you are on; it's based on your perception from your personal experiences in life/what your opportunities were growing up. Or, we use #s to back up a claim without taking any other corollary data into account OR considering where that data is coming from.
Does racial profiling exist in Durham? Any rational person would say yes, of course it does. Whether it's because police officers are human and apply their life experiences to their job without realizing it OR they are truly prejudiced, it doesn't really matter - it is still wrong. Does this invalidate many of the arrests of minorities? No, it probably doesn't.
For brothers Cole and Ruben it’s another rainy morning in the badlands of East London, selling dodgy paperwork for even dodgier motors. But arriving in a grimy pub on their latest errand, the brothers stumble across a trio of gangsters, a beautiful young girl and a monkey in a cage – and their entire day is knocked off course. They soon find themselves fleeing in a hot-wired car, girl and chattering monkey in tow, surrounded by police. Their final destination: Oban, five hundred miles north, where they hope to find sanctuary.