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Steve Bicket, team leader at Humanutopia

Academy workshops inspire confidence

The workshops focused on helping the students make positive changes to their lives

Posted by Hannah Vickers | January 04, 2017 | Events

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi (ASFA) in Kensington welcomed Humanutopia into the school for a series of inspirational workshops.

Year 10 students took part in interactive workshops aimed at helping young people to develop confidence and set personal challenges and goals for the future.

Delivered by national company Humanutopia, the ‘Who am I?’ workshops teach students to make positive changes to their lives based on five simple outcomes: hope, confidence, happiness, relationships and employability.

Over the course of two days, students were challenged to open up and be honest with themselves and each other by sharing personal experiences with their peers.

Through sharing these experiences, the year group was able to understand each other more and empathise with the challenges faced everyday by their classmates.

At the end of the experience, the students involved left feeling extremely confident about their plans and goals for the future.

Tracey Greenough, head of school at ASFA, says: “At the Academy we are dedicated to preparing our students for life outside of education.

 “Workshops like this are an important part of Academy life and help to strengthen the Academy’s work towards creating a close knit school community based on the Christian values of respect, care, compassion, peace and reconciliation.

 

 “Thank you to all of the team at Humanutopia for offering such a valuable day for both students and staff.”

Steve Bicket, team leader at Humanutopia, says: “Our workshops are aimed at helping young people to recognise who the influencers are in their lives as a way to approach and tackle peer pressure and bullying.

“Ultimately, we guide students to the realisation that they are the decision makers in their own lives and only they can have control over their future.

The team and I were blown away by the courage shown by the students at ASFA who were able to speak up in front of their friends and peers to express themselves in ways they have never done before - Steve Bicket, team leader at Humanutopia

“The team and I were blown away by the courage shown by the students at ASFA who were able to speak up in front of their friends and peers to express themselves in ways they have never done before.

“Having worked with schools throughout the country we were thrilled to return to Liverpool to work with a local school and inspire these students to make positive changes to their lives.”

Following the success of this workshop, Humanutopia will be returning to ASFA in the new year to train 30 Year 10 students as ‘Heroes’. 

The Heroes will go on to mentor Year 8 students and local primary school children leading on the values learnt at the session. 

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