I would just like to thank all of Positive Futures for a incredibly powerful afternoon yesterday.
As a group of students, I feel we are just beginning to know one another. We are getting to the stage of 'knowing' the usual traits in each of us. I think yesterday was different. I know that I, for one, did not speak, and my trait as known by the group is that inevitably I will pipe up with my 2 penneth worth! However, I did not feel that my emotions were in check enough yesterday to be able to ask a question. I know that a number of others who like me, the more vocal ones, were also silenced by emotion yesterday. I think I'd like to apologise for that, but also to let you know how amazing and how difficult it was to be a listener yesterday. The strength of all of the people that spoke yesterday, about their lives was/is immense, and I just echo Emma's view to say that I can't think that many of us could have stood in front of an audience to speak so eloquently and so movingly about life as you all did.
After you left we all 'debriefed'. For some, the lives of the speakers, echoed in some part the lives of ourselves. I hope this is of use to those who spoke. I do think that the power of what happened yesterday, is because the speakers and their lives and memories touched most of us. We are all ordinary people, with just a few of you that show how extraordinary some people can be.
I will remember ALL of the stories I heard yesterday, and all of the speakers who were so amazing to share them. Thank you.