Well it is good to be back on the old Alicia keys (the keyboard of my Macbook) been a right few months since my last blog, thought it would be good to touch base with the masses.
A lot has gone on since my last blog what a September spoke to over 2000 students most were the new intake from Blackburn college and every year now the crowd seem to get better and betterment a lovely girl from India who was ace and was clearly took back from the many life experiences I have had I love the fact when students come out and start spilling their guts on some of the many challenges they face whether it is drugs and alcohol or stuff going on at home so many different challenges, still challenges and it is great to hear their stories of what has been their way out of the negative stuff that is having a negative impact on their life.
Its been all go on the education pack side hence the consequences of no blogs as I have been working my little socks of most evenings its getting pretty desperate this commitment to the workload cant even find the time to have a relationship with a foxy lady, oh well I am committed to the cause I made my pledge with the big fella a number of years ago and I excepted my purpose and so the job at hand has to be fulfilled first. My business mentor and I am proud to say consultant Carl Allan has been a rock on the business side of things, as I just love to get out their and inspire the masses and right lesson plans like you would not believe to motivate and give the young people some thought provoking material Carl has been great and a big respect brother I am getting to grip with putting the systems in place that will definitely get STREETS UK national if not international I have every faith in your optimism Carlos.
Blackburn College students on the Invest in the best programme with MC=?
Motor Vehicle level 1
Hospitality level 1 and 2 they were a fantastic bunch
Learners from Training 2000 they was a great bunch.
Invest in the best has gone from strength to strength we piloted with year 10 and 11’s and now with the students at Blackburn College and Training 2000 and the feedback has been unbelievable so much so the staff from Blackburn Rovers Community Trust are well and truly ready to take this material and coach and train the learners the test this year was to be able to prove that other coaches as well as myself can deliver the material and it has worked big-time.
The Chapters programme has been like a run away train we had the privilege to get some funding of the community first panel to help support student from St Bedes High school so we too a small group of year 8 and 9 down to the bric to help them understand the consequences of risk taking behaviour and the importance self belief and education WOW this was a mega programme it was amazing to hear some of the feedback of how they see the world I and the staff were so happy with their contribution.
Year 8&9 from St Bedes on the Chapters programme working in partnership with Blackburn Rover community trust.
And then came the big one I was invited to go and spend 3 days in Scotland to meet people nationally and internationally who are making a change in the world it was so mind blowing met so many people who all wore their hearts on there sleeves I am eternally grateful to Sir Fred, John Moorhouse, Steve our facilitator and my group who were amazing and most of all my Anna Lisa my Canadian sister what a breath of fresh air you keep up the good work and keep on having the crack, just for you baby.
Took this whilst out walking with Anna Lisa from Vancover
Its also been all go on the personal development front my mentor Chris Grimsley from http://www.nlpinthenorthwest.co.uk/ (plug) has been on top form delivering his NLP practioner course and I have been assisting him and modeling a lot of the good stuff he does and also started my Master Practioner which is ace and cant wait to see everybody this weekend it has been challenging working most weekends, however it will all be worth it in the end its so addictive getting to understand yourself in turn to help others I love it.
And then the big one which is coming up is the new material for the Wise monkey programme OMG I have created a monster just over 18 months ago I was asked by the community safety team to come up with a programme as an intervention strategy to help primary school kids understand the consequences of risk taking behaviour I had never done any primary school work so I went and worked at my former primary school which was an amaiazin experience was so funny when I got talking to the head teacher she told me I was the first person she had ever smacked in her career and I explained that when I smashed every slate tile on the roof I was thinking of her (only joking) I did smash every tile but I wasn’t thinking of her, she was brilliant and 18 months later we have a programme which is helping a lot of youngster and we are delighted to invite Walter Street primary school to Blackburn Rovers throughout November.
Artwork from Banksy brother from another mother Cozy Gaz, thanks to Gary the kids well engage in the artwork material thanks for eeverything over the last 3 years Gary.
And the best news we have had in all of the good news is I have got a Pupil referral unit, a primary school and a secondary school who have allowed me to work with their teacher next year to coach them with a view to deliver the STREETS moral education pack and when we have achieved that by the end of term next year then watch this space because John boy and Dunny will be of to Westminster with our coalition to get thing throughout Blackburn with Darwen and then the big one in as many town and city’s helping young people tap into their untapped potential
When we believe, we can achieve mc=?
PS anybody who knows me knows my spelling and grammar is pants, consequences of not focusing on my education I am getting a bit better.