WOODSIDE HIGH SCHOOL, WOODGREEN
COUNTY LINES COMMUNITY EVENT
I was lucky enough to observe Leo give a talk on county lines at a local secondary school. It’s not easy to keep 150 parents and children engaged for any length of time after school on a Friday evening, but over the course of the next two hours, when Leo spoke you could hear a pin drop. He told us what vocabulary to listen out for from the young people and what it meant. He explained which sort of ‘friends’ weren’t to be trusted and why. He even got some of the children to role-play likely scenarios. Leo’s talk is a must-see for teenagers and their carers, whether deemed ‘at-risk’ or not, as well as anyone involved in the well-being of young people in London and beyond.
Broadcast Journalist – Reporter
BBC Radio London
BBC London News
Leo Powell’s workshop was excellent. He really gave the parents, staff, students and members of the community a real understanding of the dangers of county lines and gangs. A real insight into how we can all do more to support young people and stop them falling into the trap.
Woodside High School