Council service honoured at awards

Bosmere Junior School, Havant

Hampshire schools built in the 1980s deemed of historic importance to the UK

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A SERVICE that works with schools to challenge prejudices towards ethnic minorities and travellers has been recognised with a national award.

Hampshire County Council’s Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service was recognised for its work at the 2014 Children and Young People Now awards.

EMTAS was presented with the Arts and Culture Award for its drama project Justice for Johnny – a performance workshop that tells the true story of a young Irish traveller, who was murdered by his peers.

The workshops were offered to secondary schools across Hampshire to challenge prejudices.

Member for education councillor Peter Edgar said: ‘Our EMTAS team do some fantastic work with schools helping them to remove barriers and inequalities for pupils of all ethnicities.

‘I’m very proud the EMTAS team has been given the recognition it deserves and that yet again Hampshire is leading the way and inspiring 
others.’