I visited Poole High School along with fellow Fixers Laura Whelam and Becky Hammerton to give a presentation to around 30 pupils.
Below is a photo of the three of us at the Poole High School event.
We each spoke about our projects and showed our Fixers films, receiving positive feedback.
Jill Kennedy, Assistant Head of Enrichment and Extended Learning at the school, said:
‘This is what our students needed to hear and how better it coming from young people who have gone through these issues themselves.’
A story about my experiences with cannabis and my Fixers campaign was featured in Closer, a national weekly magazine. Click the link below to read.
I was interviewed on Sky News for a story about drug use among school-aged children. I discussed my experience with cannabis and the negative effects substance abuse can have on young people. Click the image below to read the full article and watch the video.
My story was also featured on Eagle Radio and Yahoo News.
I was shortlisted for The Children’s Achievement Award at the Children and Young People Now Awards.
I attended a ceremony at The Hurlingham Club in London on Wednesday 27th November.
I didn’t win but I was one of the final four to be shortlisted in my category, which I’m proud of.
Me at the Children and Young People Now awards ceremony in London.
Meanwhile, the film about my campaign, which was broadcast on ITV News, was among nine Fixers films which won a Mind Media Award at the BFI in London.
Click here to read more about my achievement!
I was delighted to receive the Diana award for being a 'courageous citizen'.
This is such an amazing honour. It makes me feel that all those dark times I went through were somehow worth it because now I am helping others and that has been recognised.
My friend Lizzie, who stared in my Fixers film is on the right, and I'm on the left holding the certificate and award.
On the back of my initial presentation to 20 people, I have done three presentations to a total of nine young people about the dangers of drugs and, on each occasion, I have shown my Fixers film to the audience. These workshops have been set up with the help of the Essential Drug and Alcohol Service (EDAS).
Young people who have attended Jade’s workshops have said:
'I’ve never really thought about taking them, I don’t really want to, but after the story she told me, I definitely don’t want to.'
'Some of my friends smoke cannabis and I have been tempted to try it myself. Now I know what it can do to you, it makes me want to stay away from it even more.'
'It was very good as I know quite a few people who smoke it. She spoke about an experience - in school it’s just more or less facts about the drugs.'
PC Geoff Calloway also supported my project, saying:
'Jade's workshop was refreshing and reassuring. It was impressive to see her talk so openly and calmly about her experiences, and I really wish we could take her to talk to all the young people around the country who are addicted to drugs. I am sure her story-telling would encourage so many young people to stay away from drugs.'
Plans are in place for me to do further presentations alongside the Bournemouth and Poole Youth Offending Service but this is awaiting funding.
I sent a letter to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and her MP Robert Syms in light of a national debate concerning drugs law reform.
27th November 2012
With the help of the Bournemouth Youth Offending Service, I gave a series of presentations which debuted my film
3rd October 2012
My story was featured in the Bournemouth Echo. You can read the story here.
My piece was featured on ITV Meridian News (W). You can rewatch this piece below in the links