My name is Sophie and I’m 14…

"I have got more confidence since coming to the course and I have learnt how to speak to people I don’t know. When I first started I was scared but I stopped being scared after the first day."

… And this is my story

The course has changed my life because it is different at school now. Normally when people bullied me I would have just told my mum or shut up and been quiet and ignored them. Yesterday, the bullies called me names and I told the teacher. They said something really nasty and this boy said he was going to rape me. The teacher spoke to him this morning and they are going to speak to him at the end of the day. It made me scared but the biggest thing I learnt on this course was how to stand up to people and stop being afraid. The bullies were trying to frighten me.

I would recommend the course to my friends because some of my other friends need confidence like me because they don’t speak that much in front of the class.

Would give the course 10 out of 10. I was only expecting going to give it a 5 out of 10 when I first came. It has been better than I thought it would be because it has been friendly and fun. I thought it was going to be really weird and stressful.

I enjoyed the games. My favourite was making a bridge because we were working in a team and building together. I liked the facilitators because they were kind.

I liked the food at lunchtime also because there was lots of different stuff. Normally I don’t eat much because I get full easily and then I can’t be bothered to eat but I did eat here.

The group work was my favourite because you can make stuff together.

June 2017