STUDENT STORIES

Aston,

Now 21

“I was doing Class A drugs at 14 . . . if you stay in that environment it becomes normal.
“Longlands was my escape route.  Now I’m a volunteer.”
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Gareth,

​​Former student and now a peer mentor.

“Longlands is kind of a stress reliever.  
“Gets me through the week.”

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Courtney,

Year 11

“You’re not just sat down all day, you’ve got things to do. You have to do things you haven’t done before.”
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Cameron,

Year 10

“Being with the animals, it relaxes me and makes me feel more sociable with other people. It’s kind of like a therapy.”

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