Programme of Resilience
The Amy Winehouse Foundation has been into the Academy to perform a number of talks to our students about the prevention and effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. Brian Burns, the Resilience Program Coordinator for Lincolnshire, shared a number of real life experiences with our sixth formers, and has been working with our younger students in a number of workshops, plus there has even been an after school talk aimed at parents.
The charities main aim is to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential.
Amy Winehouse was passionate about helping young people, and her music touched the lives of millions. When she tragically passed away on July 23rd 2011, aged only 27, it didn’t just break the hearts of her family and close friends – it had a huge impact all over the world. This is why her family felt it was important to keep her memory alive and set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
As well as the resilience programme, the charity run a number of musical therapy programs and a recovery house for young women. To find out more about The Amy Winehouse Foundation, you can visit their website at http://amywinehousefoundation.org/