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Paul Hannaford Visit



On Tuesday 9th October, we invited an external speaker to Newsome High School to speak to all year groups about personal safety. This was very well received and will benefit all our school community. Our students were exceptional and contributed to the session positively. This is another example of our commitment to personal safety.

Paul Hannaford visited Newsome High School on Tuesday 9th October 2018 to share his incredible and inspirational journey through life. All students took part in yeargroup workshops which highlighted the realities of life associated with drugs, gangs and crime. Paul’s moving story allowed students to understand the catastrophicimpact they can have on the individual and their friends and family. 

Staff and student feedback was fantastic and we would like to thank Paul for his engaging, emotional and thoroughly absorbing presentation.     


Here is a little bit from Paul himself;

My talks in the London borough Havering are voluntary, as it’s where I was brought up & committed a lot of crime, so I wanted to put something back into this community. (All primary schools in Havering are free, outside this borough there is a fee as I’m not a charity neither am I funded).

I travel all over the UK visiting 100s of primary/secondary schools, youth centres, young offenders and many professional football clubs on their ‘football in the community’ projects, speaking with around 50,000 kids every year.

The age range of the kids I speak to start from 7 through to young adults and I do tailor my workshops for the younger ones, giving them a watered down version of my life. Each workshop lasts around 45 min allowing 15 min for Q & A but most of my feed back come through twitter & Instagram (@paulhannaford).

Since 2009 I’ve spoken to well over 300,000 young people giving them a real life insight into drug addition, alcohol, gang life, gun & knife crime, prison life, self harm & bullying.

Every child matters and their future should be a bright one!!!



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