Our Education Programme was originally designed for children aged 10 to 13, with three stand alone sessions based on films which tell Billy’s story, with lesson plans.
These sessions have also proven to be suitable for use with older students and young adults. Having won several local and national awards for the three lessons, “Safe Adults”, “Consequences” and “The Facts”, head teachers in Hertfordshire asked the charity to expand the Programme to include other vital lessons and create a 6-week scheme of work for their pupils.
This ‘Learning Experience’ is now available from the website. Each ‘Zone’ includes lessons covering a range of linked PSHE lessons with a variety of activities. The most important aim of the Billy’s Wish Education Programme, will always be finding ways to keep our children safe. Peer pressure, bullying, e-safety, personal responsibility, making choices, considering consequences of choices – and knowing where to find help, are all covered in our lessons.
We are always looking to improve ways we can share our message – look out news of updates and changes!
Originally planned for school years 6, 7 and 8, the programme has recently been taught in further education establishments, so really works well for teenagers young adults. In the new Learning Experience, each Zone is based around one of the three original films & lessons:
Zone 1 is suitable for primary school children (year 6) upwards, and includes topics such as Safe Choices, Peer Pressure, Bullying, Internet Safety and Safe Adults.
Zone 2 is for secondary pupils upwards, and is centred around the consequences of the choices we make. Lessons include Choices, Gangs and Weapons, Consequences, and Knives and the Law.
Zone 3 is a powerful series of lessons that lays out some cold hard facts, including Knife Crime, Gang Culture, the Judicial System, and ends with a Group Presentation to bring together all the pupils have learnt.
The new Learning Experience was launched at The Astley Cooper School on 19th October 2016 and many schools have now subscribed as a result of the launch.
Please click on this picture to watch a short clip that was filmed at Astley Cooper School and follows a class being taught a lesson in Zone 3: