- Challenged the British Police establishment bringing about change for better standards and practice.
- Campaigned for other victims of racist crimes.
- Invited to sit on panels to affect change on matters of race equality.
- Met Nelson Mandela…twice!
- In 2003, she was awarded the OBE for services to community relations.
- Set up a charitable trust.
And, in 2014, she was named the country’s leading “game changer” by Radio 4s Woman’s Hour. Theresa May, Home Secretary said “Doreen is a woman who over many years has fought for justice for her family. Faced by a terrible tragedy, she picked herself up and carried on fighting to ensure that justice could be done, and the fight continues. And finally, what is most impressive about this game changer is that throughout it all, over the years, despite blow after blow, she has dealt with everything with absolute dignity. She truly is an example to us all.”
As well as a quiz for all tutors to do with their tutor group, our English teachers continued with the theme in some lessons too, as they encourage their groups to engage further with Doreen Lawrence’s actions and apply them to their own piece of creating writing, as well as exploring their own actions of kindness towards others.