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Workshops & Lessons on Violence from Stand Against Violence

Wednesday 29th June 2011

Stand Against Violence ran two pilot workshops on violence and its consequences in May. Seven schools from Taunton, Bridgwater, Highbridge, Minehead and Wellington attended and 80 pupils benefitted from certified first aid training, personal safety and conflict resolution classes and the violence prevention workshops run by Stand Against Violence. The day included a powerful introduction by Adam Fouracre speaking about the devastating impact of the murder of his brother Lloyd Fouracre who was beaten to death in Taunton in 2005.
The SAVed project days were supported by O2, local grant making organisation Benchmark and received some funding from Taunton Deane Community Safety team and Taunton rotary club. The days proved very successful and clearly had a profound impact on the pupils. Adam Fouracre, chair of Stand Against Violence said the SAVed project days provide not only powerful and positive violence prevention sessions but also teaches skills that will benefit young people in their future lives. Pupils are also awarded ASDAN credit for attending and the days are hugely beneficial to schools and pupils alike.

Lynne Roberts-Mudge from Brymore School, Cannington said The boys havent stopped talking about the day, they really enjoyed it and got a huge amount from it.  They are already asking if they can goagain and I have had a number of boys also asking to take part next time. Stand Against Violence is currently planning more workshop days following the success of the pilots expected to start from September.

Adam said we hope to benefit many more pupils by continuing these valuable workshops and opening them up to all schools in Somerset and Bristol. Any schools interested in attending future workshop days please visit the SAV website ( for dates and booking forms. Currently this service is only available in Somerset and the immediate surrounding counties.



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