Sheffield students learn about homelessness

Roundabout at Hinde House School, Katie, Chemina, & Theresa
Roundabout at Hinde House School, Katie, Chemina, & Theresa
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YOUNGSTERS heard the life stories of former homeless people in a school visit to raise awareness and change perceptions.

Pupils at Hinde House School in Shiregreen met peer educators from Sheffield charity Roundabout, which works with homeless young people.

They were taught about different situations which may lead to homelessness, asked questions, and also pointed to different organisations which may be of help.

Eman El Mansoob, a Year 10 student at Hinde House, said: “I enjoyed the lessons taught by the peer educators.

“The best bit was the volunteers telling their stories. They were so kind and taught me a lot.

“They changed my ideas about homeless people.”

Roundabout’s peer educators have visited several Sheffield schools this year.

Hinde House teacher Hayley Jones said: “Roundabout has provided some wonderful learning opportunities which are hugely beneficial for students in terms of their social and emotional development.

“I would definitely recommend other schools to get involved.”

n See Class Act on Tuesday for more.