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Nightingale Academy

Discovering Life in all its Fullness

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Learning with truth and love

The JJ Effect

Just before the Easter break we were extremely lucky to have Byron (the JJ Effect) come in and work with both our Year 8 and 9 students.


Byrons approach is to talk to young people in an accessible way. They use hard hitting and real descriptions, video and stories to drive the message home about knife crime and had a huge impact on our students. Byron spoke about the limited time we have at school, 5 short years, 5 years that will ultimately effect the rest of our lives. If we want the nice things in life we have to put the work in now.


Byron talks about his very real experience about his own brother and he didn't dress it down, it was very real and very raw. An example of how life can turn out based on the choices we make. Our students were moved with many wanting to speak to him after, if for nothing more then to say thank you for sharing his story.


If you'd like too know a little more please check out the JJ Effect website or through youtube: