Students attend Jimmy Mizen memorial

Four Ruislip High students attended the Jimmy Mizen 10th anniversary memorial service on Thursday 10th May. Jimmy was killed in 2008 aged 16 in a violent incident. Jimmy’s parents visited Ruislip High School on Friday 23rd March to deliver special assemblies as part of the school’s annual Safeguarding Week.

The service took place at St George’s Cathedral, Westminster. Ruislip High School was represented by Chiyana, Mia, Harry and Luke from Year 8, alongside Mr Askin and Ms Stoodley.

Luke said, “It was a moving and inspiring service. We were proud to represent Ruislip High having heard about Jimmy a few weeks ago when his parents spoke at our school. London mayor Sadiq Khan was there too. There were songs and hymns about peace which helped us to think and reflect. There were also powerful talks from Jimmy’s parents and his older brother Danny about how young people today can help lead change.”

Ms Stoodley said, “The charity the Mizens have set up called ‘For Jimmy’ supports community schemes for young people in a bid to stop crime. They have campaigned against youth violence. The message of hope and forgiveness was so strong.”