Friday 02 February 2018

Last Friday we had Brendan Cox (husband of Jo Cox, Labour MP who was murdered by neo-Nazi Thomas Mair), Jo Berry (daughter to Sir Anthony Berry who was killed by the IRA Brighton hotel bombing) and Charlotte Dixon-Sutcliffe (wife of David Dixon who was killed in the Brussels metro bombing) come in to BDA to launch their charity ‘Survivors Against Terror’ ( This campaign seeks to support those who have suffered trauma at the hands of terrorism and to also lobby government for policy change.

We had a unique morning where personal stories of murders inspired by neo-Nazi, IRA and Daesh ideologies sobered Yr12 students into great contemplation. They were a respectful and poised audience. Afterwards, the EPQ class were filmed by SKY and ITV asking challenging and thought-provoking questions to the panel. They were a real credit to the academy.


You can view some videos and reports at the following links:

SKY news anti-terrorism campaign group is launched by survivors

SKY news report: survivors form anti-terror campaign group

ITV report I

ITV report II