Talk for Change - For Jimmy
Margaret Mizen came to talk to Year 5 and 6 about what happened to her son Jimmy in 2008. Jimmy Mizen was killed in Lewisham on Saturday 10th May 2008 when a large glass dish was thrown at him which shattered and severed an artery in his neck. After, his parents set up the For Jimmy foundation which aims to share Jimmy's story and help young people make their local communities safer.
Margaret talked to the children about what had happened to Jimmy, shared a video of his life and talked about forgiveness. She also discussed the impact bullying can have on people and how anger can get out of control resulting in severe consequences. Finally, she talked about the importance of individual responsibility and the role we all play in making our communities a safer place. At the end of the session, there was a Q&A session where children had an opportunity to ask Margaret questions about what happened.
We thank Margaret for coming into school to share Jimmy's story.