Below is feedback and comments received from teachers, pupils and other customers we have worked with.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Occasionally in teaching, you come across a resource that you know will have a dramatic impact on the students in the classroom. The challenging subject matter provoked some incredible and emotive discussions from all of the young people. I would thoroughly recommend this. As one young learner said – ‘This has made an impact on my life that will stay with me for life’.
Stand Against Violence has made me think not just about the tragedy for the Fouracre family, but also about the kind of person I am, and the kind of choices I make, and the impact those choices have on my peers and on wider society.
Just wanted to report back on today’s session and say how fantastic it was to have such a variety of important messages delivered in such an effective way to the young people we have at the school through this powerful story.
Megan was excellent throughout and got the points across to the young people concerned effectively and although this may initially not be so obvious as I’m sure you are used to with the young people, I’m sure we would all agree that under all the brovado, the messages from this workshop if not already has, will sink in over the next few hours/days.
SAV effectively communicate to their audiences in an unapologetically direct style, yet in such a way that demonstrates how lives are changed by violent acts. Our students have consistently appreciated their input.
It shows how whole families and communities are affected by one single act. I think it has help my students understand the effects of too much alcohol and violence and how it can lead to these tragic circumstances so quickly.
It was honestly told and very well balanced. It didn’t cross the line into “traumatic” viewing but was still hard hitting enough to really make an impression on the viewers. I think that all of the important issues surrounding violence were covered in a very accessible and human way, and really addressed the exact issues that young people are facing on the streets (i.e. they almost expect to be beaten up) I think they could all relate to this.
I have had so many positive comments from staff and students and some of them have said that your presentation has changed their lives for the better.
The programme encourages young people to look at their own place in the community and the consequences of their own actions. It shows that it isn’t just an “inner-city” issue so can be used as PSHE or Citizenship lesson anywhere in the country.
SAV came and delivered a series of sessions that were of the highest quality and clearly had a profound impact on our students. This is precisely the kind of message that young people need to equip them with the emotional intelligence to understand the impact of violence. The decision making skills and lifesaving training they gained on the day are invaluable.