On Thursday May 22nd 2012 110 people came to the Reps on Board Keeping Safe conference at the B2Net stadium in Chesterfield. We called it The Gathering.
The day bought together the police and other groups who help people with a learning disability either to keep safe or who support people after being a victim of a crime.
It was a fun and busy day, where people talked to the police and had to find other information via a Treasure Hunt.
Here’s what people said about the day:-
“We all had a most enjoyable day at a great venue. We thought the way the event was organised made learning and absorbing information fun and hopefully made the knowledge longer lasting. We also liked collecting goodies, particularly the treasure hunt prize. Men in uniform were popular too!!”
“Lots of really good information”
“Good venue, Lovely lunch!”
“The people were good – I learned how to keep safe. I enjoyed collecting the stickers and wearing a police officers hat.”
“It was really good. Very good.”
“I liked it that we had a chance to talk to everyone on the Treasure Hunt”
“I loved Bruno’s warm up. I enjoyed the heads and tails game!”
“It has been a fun day. Very useful!”
“People were really interested in what we do” – VOICE UK
“What a fantastic day The Gathering was. All your hard work and excellent planning paid off, we are all still talking about it”
“(I would) like more like today”
“I learned where to get help”
“The staff at the B2Net were very helpful”
“It was nice of Chesterfield Football Club to invite us all to a football match!”
“I was amazed what the police do for people now.”
“I found it to be well organised, enjoyable and informative. We hope that we dispelled some of the myths surrounding the Criminal Justice System. We also learned some valuable lessons ourselves.”