Although units were closed and unable to meet, innovative Leaders and inspirational cadets held virtual meetings online, developed social action project ideas to reach out in their communities and much more.
In Greater Manchester, Stockport VPC developed social action ideas including tree planting and a local park clear-up.
In the West Midlands, Wolverhampton VPC arranged a St David’s Day (pre-Covid) visit to a local care home where they entertained residents and gave out daffodils. 16-year-old Cadet Terrell from the unit also wrote a powerful poem about Stephen Lawrence, speaking on behalf of his unit.
In London, Metropolitan Police Service VPC units on several boroughs held virtual meetings, discussed social action ideas, impact of racist crime and how young people can be a positive force for change. Lambeth and Southwark cadets made a film and took part in a meeting with the Stephen Lawrence Trust. In south-east London, a poster competition was held with winning entries from cadets in Bromley, Sutton & Croydon. These boroughs with Tower Hamlets, Lewisham, Merton, Redbridge, Westminster, Hackney, Greenwich, Lewisham, Hounslow, Richmond, Kingston, Camden, Kensington & Chelsea and many others raised the profile of Stephen Lawrence Day through active social media engagement and imaginative ideas, pledge cards and positive energy.