A pioneering programme empowering young people to cope with the challenges that they face today in their community – run by West Country Crimestoppers, Unique Voice and Avon and Somerset police.
The programme has benefitted hundreds of young people and communities across the city and has evidenced significant outcomes in both young people’s wellbeing, PSHE development and local crime reporting by parents/ carers.
The main objective of this project is to look at how they can make their community a safer and better place to be in, and to help them make an informed choice when faced with difficult challenges or decisions.
Details of how the charity Crimestoppers works and the promotion of the 0800 555 111 telephone number is an important part of this project which the young people showcase to parents and carers.
"What Would You Do? has given the children in our class an opportunity to develop their understanding of how to play an important role in their community. Through ongoing role plays and discussion, children have learnt what behaviour is acceptable and what is not. More important, they have developed an understanding of what to do if they see people behaving in inappropriate and unacceptable ways. They now know who crime stoppers are and how to contact them. The sessions have also helped the children develop their confidence in acting and sharing ideas in front of their peers. This has been a valuable experience. Thank you".
Gemma DarbySt Werburghs Primary School
The children of Saint Barnabas have immensely enjoyed their time spent with unique voice over the last couple of months. Due to the interactive nature and structure of the activities, all children have achieved great things in terms of performance, confidence, and understanding of the issues which affect us all. The safe environment, which unique voice has fostered, enabled the children to explore their feelings and responses to real life situations.
Micheal Cromney and Alison CampSt Barnabas Primary School
2017 in Focus
The 2017 What Would You Do? programme completed with great success on the 26th April with a film premier at Ashton Gate Stadium with a whopping 800 guests!
The program was multi-layered process, working with the year 5 children of 8 Bristol schools. Unique Voice facilitated creative, educational workshops where children explored some of the issues they face within their communities. Being given the opportunity to talk openly about their concerns and the resolutions they can achieve gives children the opportunity to be safer and more responsible as they grow up.
Once the term of workshops concluded, the children then shared their learning through acting to film. Company Director Claire Farnham filmed the children and chaptered their learning in to the 5 powerful short films to the right.
The premier at Ashton Gate Stadium was a showcase of success, celebrating the children’s achievements and learning. Alongside this it continued to raise the awareness to the local community of the challenges that young people face and how to help reduce and report crime.
What Would You Do? Full 2017 film!
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We EXPLORE challenging issues which affect the children and young people within our community.
We EDUCATE those children using exciting, creative programmes designed to find practical and inspiring solutions.
We EMPOWER them, allowing the new generation to flourish with confidence and resilience.
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