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The SOPHIE educational resource game has been successfully launched in London at Kidbrooke Secondary school in Greenwich.

Kidbrooke pupils visited by mum of tragic Sophie Lancaster

Sylvia delivered the groupwork to a wonderfully responsive audience in the school on Friday 8th July. We really appreciate the warm welcome from teachers and pupils who all clearly found the session to be moving but positive.

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KIDBROOKE pupils were among the first to take part in a game inspired by the tragic death of a 20-year-old goth.

Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend were attacked by a gang of youths in August 2007 at a park in Lancashire.

In an attempt to protect him, Sophie was also beaten, and later died from her injuries in hospital. The only reason for their attack was their choice of clothing and style.

Kidbrooke School students have taken part in a scheme run by the victim's mother, Sylvia, who set up the Sophie Lancaster Foundation in her daughter's name.

Through the foundation, Ms Lancaster has developed an educational board game to get students thinking about their reactions to other people, in the hope that what happened to her daughter will not happen again.

Kidbrooke pupils take part in the game She said "If this scheme can make young people stop and think twice about judging others on appearance that will be a massive accomplishment for our society.

This game has been my dream since 2007, and it is one of the key things we, as a charity, can do to ensure my daughter didn't die in vain."

The game, hosted in Kidbrooke by Ms Lancaster, has 30 cards that represent people from different social, ethnic and religious groups, aimed at challenging students' perceptions of others.

Deputy head Sharron (cor) Humphrey said: “The board game is a brilliant resource to teach students about prejudice and we will definitely use it again.

"It was a very successful day, Sylvia was very inspirational, and it is a partnership I hope to continue with Sylvia and the foundation".

Ms Lancaster hopes the game will be used in schools throughout the UK so students can understand different sorts of people and groups.

If you would like more details about the game, please email

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