602 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes MK9 3NB
12.30pm Summerfield Councillors and School Choir arrive
12.40pm Fidele introduces Richard Solly of Thames Valley to give statistics on recent increase in hate crime in MK
12.45pm Summerfield pupils Harry and Maureen explain why kindness is important in their school and why they want to take action to reduce hate in the community. Choir sings ‘Love Not Hate’
12.50pm Fidele thanks choir and invites two testimonies from Summerfield School about how hate crime affects them – Ms Elgar, pupil Sophia
12.55pm Jennifer and Gwen/Arif talk about their own experiences of hate crime
1pm Kieran Lawson states what Arriva have done to support the Citizens:mk campaign and why
1.05pm Summerfield Councillors greet two Arriva Bus drivers with garlands and a message of thanks to share with all Arriva drivers
1.10pm Fidele asks for further pledges from power-holders:
- Fidele asks Kieran Lawson: to organise for a group of bus drivers to be interviewed by Summerfield pupils about their experiences of hate.
- Pupils ask Cllr Sam Crooks, Deputy-Mayor of MK, to include in his mayoral speeches whenever relevant that MK’s young people want to promote love not hate.
- Pupils ask MKFM to also promote their campaign on the radio.
1.15pm Summerfield pupils hold hands in a ring around the Arriva booth and walk around chanting ‘Love not hate, Together we can do it, Love not hate, Together we can do it…”
1.20pm Action ends, BBC Look East interviews participants