Pupils show what they've learnt from Crimestoppers
Hundreds of Bristol’s amazing and talented 9 and 10 year old children put on a showcase to remember at the Colston Hall on May 14 in front of a huge audience.
This was a celebration of their learning over the last few months through a creative programme commissioned by ‘Crimestoppers in the West Country’ and delivered by arts provider Unique Voice and has given them a powerful voice about how they feel about crime in their communities. Through drama they have explored healthy relationships , hate crime and diversity and how to speak up about crime.
The programme is in its fourth year and only happens because of generous funding from partners and trusts. This year’s programme has been part funded by the Percy Hoskins Trust and several other generous funders and aims to raise awareness of Crimestoppers which is the only independent charity in the UK helping to fight crime and guarantees anonymity, always. Reports can be made via 0800 555111 or online via crimestoppers-uk.org.
Last year over 3,000 pieces of anonymous information were passed to law enforcement in the Avon and Somerset area alone and nationally 140,000 people have been charged since Crimestoppers was founded 30 years ago.
The picture shows children proudly displaying their ‘What Would You Do ?’ medals following a chat with the VIP guests including Chief Constable Andy Marsh, Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mounstevens, Crimestoppers Chief Executive Mark Hallas and the The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Lesley Alexander and other supporters of the charity.