On Thursday, 30 April, the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings attended the Amelix School Tours ‘Is It Worth It?’ at Maltby Academy in Rotherham.
The ‘Is it Worth it Tour?’ funded by the PCC is designed to raise awareness of important messages for young people to keep safe on-line, using social media, cyber-bullying and committing anti-social behaviour.
The pupils were treated to fun activities, which consists of a mix of interactive games, dance, musical performances, and information including a name that song and a buzzer round quiz before being rewarded with a performance from Sheffield band Suddenly Us, who performed a song from their upcoming EP.
Dr Billings said: “This is a great way to engage with young people in their school environment. The Amelix School Tours offer an ideal opportunity to get the pupils’ attention.
“There were some very important messages given today in a fun environment. Throughout the day, this tour will have engaged with up to 1,000 students and approximately 5,000 young people across South Yorkshire this week. Many of them will never need this advice, but for those that may find themselves in difficult situations, I hope today’s event will help them make the right decisions.”
Dr Billings spoke to the pupils about the importance of listening and taking the advice given to them.
He continued: “The pupils all seemed to really enjoy the show, although I have to admit, I didn’t know any of the songs they played.”
The Amelix Tours visited schools across Doncaster, Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham throughout the week.