“What’s the Point?”

Seeks to educate and empower young people to change the culture of youth violence.

Who’s it for?

Faith in Schools and Newham Youth For Christ have run this programme in the borough at the LDE UTC with a group of ten 14-15yr olds. We will soon offer a variation of it in primary schools. The course is peer led and all the young people that take part do so voluntarily.

What we do:

This is a 10 week course that gets young people thinking and engaging with the issues of youth violence through honest discussion and reflection. They also get the opportunity to meet and speak with police officers, paramedics and other members of the community. This gives them a broader understanding of the issues, helps build bridges and equips the students with life changing skills. One young person was able to prevent their friend from dying from a stab wound as a direct result of receiving first aid training on the course.

This course saves lives!

“WE NEED MORE OF THIS. MORE THINGS LIKE WHATS THE POINT TO HELP US THINK ABOUT THE WAYS THINGS ARE. THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE”

                                                 Yr 10 student 2019, LDEUTC

Thanks to Newham residents who voted through the Community Assembly we received funding to run this in 3 Secondary Schools, and

we are developing a pilot for 3 Primary Schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's The Point Jr (for Primary Schools)

Our pilot Primary project under development this year focuses on relationships and awareness of Knife Crime and Gangs. We aim to prepare children in Yr6 with the skills and confidence to be Influencers and Leaders in their peer group. 

 

To do this we explore how values underpin our choices and the consequences. The children will meet local visitors and hear their stories. They will think about who they want to be, and what decisions will secure their future, their safety, and the skills to get there.

Content

  • Unhealthy vs Unhealthy Relationships

  • Positive Role Models & Resilience

  • Staying Safe

  • Leadership - Standing up/Calling out Bullying

  • Knife Crime and Gang awareness

What is unique about this project?

The project culminates in an assembly to their peers in Yr6, with a follow up session for the schools to run with Yr6 to think about how this applies to themselves. We offer a n evening Zoom session with Yr6 parents to watch the assembly, working with home to reinforce the positive values and learning the children have presented. 

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