SMARTRISK visited Stratford-upon-Avon College last week to put on a number of presentations highlighting the risks in students’ everyday lives and show them how to take these risks in the smartest possible way so that they can live life to the fullest!
Four presentations took place at the college on Wednesday 27th January which encouraged the students to stay active but to do it safely and manage any risks that they take. Each session was just under an hour and was aimed at challenging ideas and attitudes the students may have. The event was funded by Warwickshire County Council.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the presentations, finding them both informative and useful. One student commented, “I thought it was good. Hearing from someone who has taken a risk which affected them so much made me think about the risks my friends and I take.” Another student said, “It was really interesting to hear from someone who had experienced a risk in that way. It made me more aware of the risks around us all.”
Joey Werdekker, Police Community Support Officer commented, “The Stratford Safer Neighbourhood Team thought the presentations delivered a clear, realistic yet powerful message which will make young people stop and reflect upon any risks they may consider taking themselves. It was most definitely a thought-provoking presentation which delivered a clear cut message about taking risks.
“It made a huge impact listening to someone who had actually taken a risk themselves and are now living with the consequences of that risk. Always take responsible risks – never risk your physical safety or the safety of others. Always pursue healthy goals and enjoy life and live life to the full!”
SMARTRISK is a charity who stage presentations to students, encouraging young people to get involved and get active, but also to manage the risks that they take. Originally founded in Canada in 1992, SMARTRISK is now established in the UK as a not for profit organisation registered with the Charity Commission. For more information on SMARTRISK, visit their website: www.smartrisk.org.uk.
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Posted on Thursday 4th February 2010