Hollins Technology College

The Hollins Technology College has very strong links with Ynot Aspire, and we are very grateful for the excellent input we receive on a regular basis.

We have been fortunate enough to host a “Know Fear” prevention and early intervention day for several years, aimed at Year 10 students, through which they learn about how to keep themselves safe and think before making choices which could affect their safety.

The impact of this day has been huge. You could hear a pin drop in the plenary session and the message is so powerful that some students have been moved to tears. I cannot thank Sharon and her team enough for the high quality work they continue to do to support young people.

Helen Dougan, Assistant Headteacher

Hyndburn Neighbourhood Policing Team:

Hyndburn Neighbourhood Policing Team have worked closely with Ynot Aspire from the start.  The Springhill/ Scaitcliffe neighbourhood policing team have worked with Ynot Aspire on several successful projects including an area referral 5 years ago, following concerns from local residents about increased youth related anti-social behaviour.  We involved the young people from the area when planning our response,  They decided how they would like to move forward. This led to funding being obtained and multi-sports activities taking place every week, initially on a Friday evening.

A number of those young people have since gained their coaching qualifications and are now in paid employment. The activities are still in place weekly to this day and engage approximately 40 young people per session.

One of the most recent projects with the Springhill team is ‘No Way Out.’ This has been piloted initially at Hollins Technology College and has been well received by year 8 students who provided amazing positive feedback.

Working with Ynot Aspire has achieved huge results, proven by a reduction in anti-social behaviour. Our educational/prevention work has undoubtedly encouraged and supported young people to make the right choices and allowed them to consider options they may otherwise have been unaware of. We are in no doubt this partnership work will continue long into the future and the high level of results achieved thus far can continue.

Hyndburn NPT, Springhill/ Scaitcliffe Policing Team.