Chris is composed after his experiences; a twelve week course teaching eight to eleven year olds about homelessness The series of talks were based on his insight into the time when he was a homeless person. He lived in Hostel accommodation and underwent a recovery programme for alcohol misuse
The after school club Plastic Pigs were host to his talks ..
What kind of question did they ask?
‘The first question shocked me’ he said, it was, ‘Did I enjoy being homeless?’
‘It took me by surprise, my first reaction was anger and for a moment it communicated, ‘There’s nothing good about being homeless’. I said.
‘Each session with the children lasted about two hours. There was a warm-up game to get their brains working, then we might go out for a walk . There was a video project made.
made by The Plastic Pigs Team. It helped raise awareness of the ongoing problem of homelessness.
‘I really didn’t see how the project would work, but the children s work really took me aback really took me aback.’
On the final day of the project, the children went on a walk from Hove Library to First Base where the Mayor and Chief Executive Brighton Housing Trust Andy Winter met the children and parents and Chris for a celebration party.