November 2014: Lessons for life learned by Year 10 students

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THE consequences of alcohol and violence were spelt out to Year 10 students when they met Tim Rogers, whose brother Adam died from a single punch.

An ‘Every Action Has Consequences’ day was held at Haslingden High School as part of the personal, social and health education programme and students got the chance to meet with Tim and ask questions about what happened to his brother Adam.

Adam died in July 2009 after intervening as peacemaker in a dispute in Blackburn town centre. The one punch that struck him rendered him unconscious and so he was not able to break his fall.

A charity Every Action Has Consequences has been set up in Adam’s memory to raise awareness amongst young people.

Head of PSHEE Kate Sieg-Hogg said: “We introduced the educational package in school last year to alert students to the dangers of alcohol consumption and the violence that can come from it.

“Because this year coincided with what would have been Adam’s 30th birthday, we also sold stickers to students and raised more than £100 for the Smile a Mile for Adam campaign.

“It was quite a hard hitting day. This only happened in Blackburn, very close to home, and so the students could relate to it, it wasn’t a Liverpool or London incident. At the end it was quite emotional as the students’ listened to ‘Podger’s Song’”