On Monday 14th October, two visitors took our assembly to talk about hate crime. James from the Police spoke to the children about what hate crime is. He explained that a hate crime is a crime that has been motivated by prejudice or hostility based on one of the following: disability, race, religion, transgender identity or sexual orientation. He discussed how anyone can be a victim of a hate crime and that it is essential that you tell someone if you think you have been a victim. John from Southend Council told the children that our local council are holding a competition for children to design a poster about hate crime and to explain what everyone can do if they believe they are a victim.