The campaign is the brainchild of Lewisham teenager Camilla Yahaya and its aim is to tackle youth crime and to make our streets a safer place for young people. Camilla, a pupil at Prendergast, set up the Young Citizens group after the murder of Lee teenager Jimmy Mizen.
Since its launch in March 2013, schools, politicians and local organisations such as the Jimmy Mizen Foundation and the Stephen Lawrence Trust have come together to support the campaign.
This event, the third in a series of four planned by the organisers, involved us and adding our purple hand prints to City Safe banners, alongside those of pupils from all over Lewisham. The banner will be presented to City Hall later this year.
This is an excellent campaign which shows real initiative on the part of our young people and I was very pleased to be a part of it.