Rosslyn Park Community Launches Prevent, Reward, Empower Programme

Rosslyn Park Community has partnered with The Metropolitan Police, Wandsworth Borough Council and local schools to launch A P.R.E Programme

Rosslyn Park Community is proud to announce the launch of a Prevent, Reward, Empower (P.R.E) Programme in conjunction with The Metropolitan Police, Wandsworth Borough Council Youth Services and local schools. The programme will focus on helping the lives of young people who live near or on the Alton Estate.

The programme, which launches in January 2023, aims to help educate local primary school students and their parents about the temptations and consequences of low-level crime and the dangers of gang grooming. This will be facilitated and achieved through free after-school multi-sport clubs run by Rosslyn Park Community Coaches and Metropolitan Police Officers at key local primary schools.

Children taking part in these clubs will be invited to be “Camp Ambassadors” at our Wandsworth Borough Council Health Activity Food (HAF) Camps, for which we have recently been awarded a 12-month contract to deliver during Winter, Easter and Summer school holidays.

The project will also work with secondary school students during “in-curricular” PE lessons and games, with participation in these sessions linked to positive behaviour in school from the young people involved. The sessions will aim to empower the students through various team sports, helping to educate them with essential social skills and disciplines and helping build their confidence.

Dom Palacio, Head of Community at Rosslyn Park said “We are looking forward to launching this groundbreaking new initiative, in partnership with key local stakeholders in the New Year. The programme combines a number of elements delivered in previous projects that I have worked on throughout my career working in Community rugby.”

Chief Inspector for Wandsworth and Richmond Christopher Scammell said “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Rosslyn Park, the London Borough of Wandsworth and local schools to provide activities and support to local young people and their parents. The final year of primary school is a critical time for the students and it is important to support them in the transition to secondary school and educate them about the dangers of gangs and knife crime.”