PACS project official launch in Wolverhampton
The Wolverhampton PACS project was formally launched on 6 June by the City Council providing an opportunity for local schools to find out about the initiative and its benefits to pupils aged 10-13.
Karen Esson, the Council's PACS project lead, welcomed the guests with the following statement: "PACS is an excellent way in which, working in partnership with Kidscape and the Big Lottery Fund, we can support our young people's achievement by encouraging them to develop positive attitudes and manage their own behaviour effectively at an early age."
Karen and the council's trainers gave a presentation of how the 6-week initiative works with a demonstration of an activity on conflict resultion followed by keynote speeches from Kidscape, Catch 22 and the council.
Filmed interviews with young people who had already participated in the PACS programme and a live drama performance based on the PACS principles captured the essence of the intervention and the excellent results it can deliver.
For more information on PACS please visit www.kidscape.org.uk/pacs