We’re excited to share some great news that reinforces the incredible impact of our work at Round Midnight. It’s a testament to our commitment to creating lasting change in the lives of young people across the UK.
The Changing Landscape of Youth Violence Prevention
We’ve been dedicated to creating innovative solutions for some of the most pressing issues facing young people today. Our team has been working tirelessly to use Virtual Reality (VR) as a powerful tool for education and change. It’s thrilling to see how our efforts align with the changing landscape of youth services in the UK.
Last week, we read an article in Schools Week (published in early September) that highlighted a significant shift in how authorities are addressing serious youth violence. The article said that Ofsted and other watchdogs are teaming up to inspect how various agencies, including schools, are working together to prevent youth violence. This move recognizes the importance of a multi-agency approach in tackling complex issues faced by our youth.
We were particularly interested in the part where Yvette Stanley, Ofsted’s National Director for Social Care, discussed the causes of “devastating” youth violence and the need to evaluate how different local agencies work together to tackle this critical issue. She emphasized the importance of identifying practices that make a real difference in the lives of children and sharing this learning widely.
Our Pioneering Work
Now, here’s where Round Midnight’s pioneering work comes into play. We’ve been dedicated to creating innovative solutions for some of the most pressing issues facing young people today. Our team has been working tirelessly to use Virtual Reality (VR) as a powerful tool for education and change. And it’s thrilling to see how our efforts align with the changing landscape of youth services in the UK.
A Testimonial from an Ofsted Inspector
Recently, we had the privilege of receiving a testimonial from an Ofsted inspector who attended a Virtual_Decisions session in Stoke. The inspector had over 25 years of experience working in various communities and had seen numerous programs addressing youth violence and related issues. However, what she witnessed during our VR session left her genuinely impressed.
The Power of VR
In her own words, she said, “I’ve never seen a knife awareness session delivered this well.” It was a moment of validation for us, confirming that our approach to using VR technology to create meaningful discussions and simulate real-life decision-making is truly groundbreaking.
Illusion of Reality
Our VR headsets have the power to shape entire sessions, generating meaningful discussions around decisions and their consequences. The “illusion of reality” created by VR technology allows young people to experience the world from different perspectives, making it a safe environment to learn and practice crucial decision-making skills.
A Brighter Future for Our Young People
What’s even more remarkable is how we witnessed young people’s attitudes shifting during the session. These are “defining moments” that indicate real change in mindsets. It’s proof that our work is making a tangible difference in the lives of the communities we serve.
We believe that VR is not just a tool for education; it’s a catalyst for transformation. And the Ofsted inspector’s words further fuel our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
As we look ahead, we see endless possibilities for using VR to address a wide range of issues affecting young people, from substance abuse and sexual health to mental well-being. The immersive experience we offer can equip them with the skills and resilience needed to navigate life’s challenges successfully.
In conclusion, we want to express our gratitude to the incredible teams across the UK who are delivering Virtual_Decisions in their communities and the amazing young people who participate in our programs. Your openness to embrace innovation and engage in meaningful discussions is what drives us forward.
Our journey to transform the youth landscape in the UK is just beginning, and we’re excited about the positive changes we’ll continue to bring. Together, we can create a brighter future for our young people—one decision at a time.
Let’s keep pushing boundaries and striving for excellence. Join us in our mission to empower youth across the UK. Together, we can make a difference that lasts a lifetime.
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Read the full article here https://schoolsweek.co.uk/ofsted-youth-violence-inspections-what-schools-need-to-know/