During the summer holidays, YMSN piloted the Kids at Risk Programme. The sessions ran over 5 weeks for boys and girls who were transitioning from primary to secondary school.
Jason O’Connor, who led the sessions, is a trained MMA fighter and teaches street safety awareness in schools. He covered specific topics such as unfamiliar areas, public transport and being followed by a stranger, to ensure the children were fully equipped with the knowledge of what to do in various scenarios.
Due to the success of our pilot, we are running a second set of sessions beginning 6th October 2021, every Wednesday at Griffin Primary School.