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Gangs workshop - Years 5 and 6


The pupils in Year 5 and 6 took part in a workshop this week about staying safe from issues such as gangs and staying safe on the streets. The workshop was delivered by Excelsior CEO, Mark Pearson, who served for 30 years in the police force. The children enjoyed having the opportunity to discuss these topics.

Pupils listened to Mark tell them about Josh's Story. It helps them to build their resilience to saying no to gangs, drugs and violence and helps them develop the thinking skills to better understand the risks they may well experience and to make the right positive choices.

This was explored through the personal experience of 'Josh', his family and his friends.

The session covered the following areas: -

  • Friendships
  • Always being truthful
  • Exploring and understanding the risks associated with drugs
  • Raising awareness of Peer Pressure and the impact of Group Violence
  • Better appreciating the consequences of wrong decisions being made
  • Appreciating the importance of positive support from Peers and Adults

The session was informative and well received by the children and Mark will be back in the future to deliver an assembly too!