We always ask for feedback from our events - here are some of the recent comments we have received.
Last year, When I was 17, I attended one of your talks on learn 2 live. Before that, I had a much more relaxed and perhaps complacent view to driving, speed and general behaviour on the road.
After watching 'learn 2 live', my view on this was changed forever. I found the talks from people involved in crashes and parents profoundly upsetting, particularly the mother talking about her daughter - it reminded me higely of my own mum. From the day I walked out of the conference hall, I was never able to sit in a car and pay no attention to the speedometer again. I always made sure the peopleI travelled with slowed down if it felt dangerous, and since passing my test and having my won car, I have been incredibly concious of my speed.
I don't know if I hadn't have had the 'learn to live' experience wheter I would have been lucky, and not been invloved in any crashes, or whether you talk genuinely has saved my life. I suppose, whilst running this, you never know, because you only hear of the fatalities and not the prevented accidents.
But either way, you've done something incredible. This is just to say and enourmous thank you to everybody involved in learn to live, it must be horrendous to have to relive personal experiences to warn us - but it's been worth it, for me at least, you've all done an INCREDIBLE thing and I appreciate the time and effort that went in to producing the talks more than I could ever really explain in an email. Thank you so much.
Elsie (Aged 18)
Leah Clarke - Oct 2014
Speaking after a Learn2Live event for sixth form students in Plymouth - "Some of the messages these young people have heard today will save their lives."
Chief Fire Officer (Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, 2014)
Concerned parent who attended Learn2Live Parents evening (June 2015)
Laura was given permission to go to the event and I am so pleased that she was able to go! We both thought it was very powerful and I personally thought it had been incredibly well done. Alternating between excerpts of film and the hugely emotive individual talks kept everybody's attention (difficult I know when the majority of the audience are 17...) Very impactful and as a result emotionally draining but it certainly got the message across.
Tess (Parent of Sixth form student)
It was an excellent presentation which achieved its aim, the speakers were “first class”. Everyone admitted to having a lump in their throats such was the impact. “We have seen many Road Safety talks and this was far the best one. As a father I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child, or how emergency services deal with witnessing the impact of a few mindless idiots on a day to day basis. Please pass on our thanks once again to your team and look forward to meeting you again.
Andy Dow – Staff Sergeant British Army, The Rifles Infantry, Wyvern Barracks
I thought today’s event was very powerful and very moving. I would say to any teacher thinking of bringing their students to this presentation – do bring as many students as you can!
Sixth Form Teacher
Christine Dormand, Deputy Principle Clyst Vale Community College.