Albyn Pupils Learn About Domestic Violence
On Tuesday 27th January two Upper III pupils attended a lunch-time event organised by Gilcomston South Church on Domestic Violence. This was the social issue the pupils have chosen to research for the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative project.
Rosie Nesland and Victoria Leng, learned a lot of useful, interesting and revealing information which they hope to incorporate into their final presentation. Rev Dominic Smart gave them much food for thought and made them feel very welcome.
Rosie Nesland said: “The Dark Side speech made me realise just how many people get abused each day, in the “safety” of their own home”. Victoria Leng said: “The speech made me realise just how devastating domestic violence is for both victims and their families. The statistics given were shocking and made me appreciated how large a problem domestic violence is as we often don’t realise as it is hidden behind closed doors”.
Both of these events will hopefully enable these girls and their peers to do what they can to Stand Up to Hatred in the future.