Billy’s Wish Education Programme won several local and national awards for the original three lessons and films: “Safe Adults”, “Consequences” and “The Facts”. 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 proven to also be suitable for older students and young adults.
* PLEASE NOTE * We have now ended the subscriptions and our education programme now free to use.
Our priority is for as many children as possible to be learn about knife crime, and most importantly, how to stay safe and make good choices. In order for that to happen, we don’t want a pay wall to hold anyone back from access to our resources
(however, we do need an income and we are grateful for all donations and fundraising events that help us to continue our work).
A new website is under construction – in the meantime please contact us for access to our films and lesson plans at admin@BillysWish.org.uk
Head teachers in Hertfordshire asked the charity to expand the Programme. The current format of the education programme is delivered in 3 Zones, 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 and Safe Adults, in 6 distinct lessons with a printable pupil activity book. The resources are edtable and teachers are able to deliver the message in fewer session if they wish.
Zone 2 is for secondary school pupils in Year 7 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 covers similar ground to Zone 2 but with a stronger tone.
Zones 2 and 3 can be delivered in single sessions, but there are many areas for discussion and debate – they can be adapted to cover a half term of PSHCE, especially if used in conjunction with our additional resources: ‘Taking the discussion further’A presentation with prompts for debate and investigation linked to Billy’s story, such as the work of trauma surgeons and joint enterprise.
The most important aim of the Billy’s Wish Education Programme, will always be finding ways to keep our children safe. Peer pressure, bullying, 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 and we welcome your feedback.
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: