I was proud to be invited to go with students to the Nottingham Peoples’ Policy event. Students were introduced to Ed and took part in the Dragon’s Policy Den. They presented their Safe Havens work among other entrants and then the audience voted using hand-held computers. I am pleased to say that our students won!
On 3 February, Prendergast Ladywell Fields College hosted a Youth Assembly at the school, inviting Stillness, St Mary Magdalene, Dalmain, St William of York, to bring their ideas for improving community safety and the environment. Cllrs Addison and Morrison attended what was a very interactive event with many good ideas including:
Students will prioritise the many issues raised and take them to The Crofton Park Safer Neighbourhood Panel and the Crofton Park Ward Assembly to gain the support for action from adults to work with them.
Last week from Ladywell/PrendergastFieldsCollege on their third Safe Haven Walk this year, to shops in Brockley, CroftonPark and Honor Oak. Jimmy Mizen’s father, the police, Father Bates, Turnham School and Dalmain School all joined Prendergast students.
Students from Prendergast Ladywell Fields College, Dalmain Primary School and Stillness Junior School were joined by Councillors Addison and Morrison on their walk to promote the Safer Havens Project.
This is the second walk that had been carried out by students who had previously asked local shopkeepers for their support. On this walk shopkeepers were asked to sign up to become a Safe Haven and display a sign in their window.
Many of the shops in Crofton Park Ward signed up and gave the students a really warm reception. The shopkeepers were very impressed with the work that the students had put into the Safer Havens Project.