Uttlesford youngsters get reality check from touring roadshow

Youngsters at schools in Uttlesford were visited by Reality Roadshow

Youngsters at schools in Uttlesford were visited by Reality Roadshow - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of Uttlesford teenagers were given a reality check as part of a touring life skills awareness course.

Reality Roadshow visited secondary schools in the district to give instructional, educational and crime prevention advice to around 820 Year 9 pupils.

The project, coordinated by Uttlesford District Council, is aimed at helping prepare youngsters for life’s challenges by tackling some of the difficult situations they may face in adulthood.

The topics covered included drug and alcohol abuse, sexual health and relationships, mental health, domestic abuse, internet safety, and crime and anti-social behaviour.

Youngsters at Forest Hall School in Stansted, Helena Romanes in Dunmow, Joyce Frankland Academy in Newport, and Friends’ and County High in Saffron Walden were visited by the roadshow.

Uttlesford community safety officer Martin Ford said: “Reality Roadshow is designed to help students gain an understanding of the type of issues they may face and to make responsible choices in their lives.

“The sessions were thought-provoking and engaging, and the students enjoyed themselves while learning some really valuable lessons.”

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