Medics against Violence

 

 
Medics against Violence
Launched on the 18th of November 2008 by Nicola Sturgeon and Kenny MacAskill, Medics against Violence is a program that allows qualified medics to share their experiences with schools through aligning with the Curriculum for Excellence. The volunteer medics come from all backgrounds, creating strength through their diversity as each individual has dealt with the consequences of violence through their careers. Having seen many young men and woman being inflicted with wounds, disabilities and psychological problems the inspirational group have one aim; to prevent violence. They endeavour to prevent violence before it happens by targeting young people within schools to ensure they know the consequences of violence and to persuade them to avoid it altogether.
Having already spoken to 7000 pupils across the country, earlier this month Kirkintilloch High School fourth year pupils were honoured to have a visit from Medics against Violence. The visit proved to be a huge success as the doctor and nurse fully engaged with the pupils, interacting with them well and showing a great passion for their work. A key part of the lesson was a powerful DVD which detailed the work and experiences of Medics against Violence. The teachers felt that it was effective in ‘demonstrating the consequences of violent acts with hard hitting examples of real life.’ The lesson captured the pupils’ attention throughout and many agreed that they found it a worthwhile experience.
Emma Wheelhouse s6