18 Oct 2018
Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime
Commissioner giving Children and Young People a platform during Hate Crime Awareness Week
On Wednesday 17 October, Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn welcomed a drama group from Carmarthen to Police Headquarters as part of the activities of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018.
The Commissioner welcomed the Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Menter Iaith Gorllewin Sir Gâr Drama Club, for primary aged children, to Headquarters where a Hate Crime Awareness Workshop had been organised, with 30 children from schools across Carmarthen taking part.
The Commissioner has been hosting activities to engage with young people across the four counties throughout the week, in order to listen to their views, and to challenge perceptions and misconceptions in relation to some communities and groups of people.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, said:
"It was a privilege to engage with a group of young people last night at Police Headquarters during National Hate Crime Awareness Week. It is great to be able to work with community and professional partners such as the Mentrau Iaith and the Theatre, who do fantastic work to give children and young people the opportunity to consider complex themes in an alternative and creative way.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week is an opportunity to show victims of this awful crime how serious we treat their experiences and encourages more people to come forward and get help if they haven’t already done so".
The group of children, aged 9-12, had the opportunity to meet the
Commissioner and PCSOs, before being given
an introduction to the Force Communications Centre. A drama workshop followed with the children exploring different themes relating
to happiness and respect.
"It's great to be able to work with community and professional partners such as the Mentrau Iaith and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, who do fantastic work to give children and young people the opportunity to consider complex themes in an alternative and creative way. "
PCC Dafydd Llywelyn
Menter Iaith Gorllewin Sir Gâr
Chief Executive, Dewi Snelson, said
"This was a fantastic opportunity for Menter,
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and
the Police and Crime Commissioner to work together and share their knowledge and expertise for the same cause, namely to raise young people's awareness of hate crime.
We welcome every opportunity to work with our local communities ".
Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner,
Dafydd Llywelyn has been supporting
a host of other activities aimed at listening to the voice of young people throughout National Hate Crime Awareness Week, supported by Welsh Government funding, which takes place between 13-20 October 2018.
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