What would you do?

Young people from Yeovil tackle crime creatively

11 December 2019

Over 60 young people from Yeovil are set to take to the stage at Westlands Yeovil on Thursday 13 February to share their learning from the 2020 ‘What Would You Do?’ (WWYD) programme which is led by West Country Crimestoppers.

Over the past few months, Crimestoppers in the west country have been working with Yarlington and four local Primary Schools, Huish Primary School, Oaklands Community Primary School, St Michael's Academy and Birchfield Community Primary School, to deliver an innovative programme that aims to empower and equip young people to cope with some of the challenges they face today in their communities.

Expertly facilitated by a local community interest company, Unique Voice, 9-10 year olds across the schools have explored gritty themes such as grooming for gang crime, online safety, healthy relationships, mob mentality and exploitation. Each theme has been explored subtly using child-appropriate language, characters, stories and music via a series of creative workshops designed by Unique Voice.

The main objective of this project is to look at how everyone can help to make their community a safer and a better place to be in , by learning how to make an informed “choice” when faced with difficult challenges or decisions and how to Speak Up, Stop Crime, Stay Safe and remain 100% ‘Anonymous Always’ using the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 number or the online reporting forum.

During the performance each school will champion in one of the subjects explored during their weekly sessions and perform a creative interpretation on the night to empower their community with their knowledge.

 

When and where is the performance?


Thursday 13 February 2020


6.30-8.30pm


Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil, BA20 2DD


Entry is completely FREE


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