Adults have had their say!
Parents of young people who have attended the Skills for Staying Safe programme were asked what they thought of the programme, and this is what they had to say:
- C is more confident and opens up to me more.
- He’s really enjoying himself, talks about the other boys that he has met.
- She loved it. When she came home, she told me all about the types of activities and showed me the summary worksheets that she had been given.
- He said he made friends with … he liked the Tuck Shop. This is the first time that he has ever gone something like this.
- She participates in conversations at home now, whereas before she didn’t talk.
- Exchanged numbers with other parents so that children can meet outside of the summer scheme.
A summer Skills for Staying Safe programme was held in August 2013. As part of this programme, young people aged 8-12 years old made a poster throughout the workshops about the safety tips they thought were most important to remember.
The safety tips included:
- “If people interrupt you or make you angry, you can tell them to stop or take a break”
- “Look and listen for cars”
- “It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, you can still be a good friend”
- ‘It’s not nice to call people bad language, it’s nice to play”