Year 9 students at Cockburn School spent a day working with Leeds United Football Club on their Positive Choices Program.
The program is a 1-day experience that offers interactive, discussion-based workshops, that sees up to six guest speakers deliver 50-minute sessions across the school day. The purpose of the program is to enable young people to make better choices about their lives and futures.
Working with key partners such as West Yorkshire Police, experienced guest speakers told their stories of how negative choices have impacted their lives and the consequences that this has brought to themselves, their families, and their communities. Through hard hitting lived experience stories, the educational awareness raising sessions focused on key themes such as gangs, knife crime, county lines, violence, negative relationships, and child criminal exploitation, including hearing how a young person fell victim to violence and was murdered as a consequence.
The day was excellent, and students demonstrated positive behaviours and attitudes and responded well to the different workshops, which will inspire and engage them to make better choices during school and in their community. Students have a greater understanding of the consequences and impact of their choices on themselves, their families and their communities.
This post is based on a press release issued by Cockburn School
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