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Reform Restore Respect

Today Year 8 students had a presentation by Reform Restore Respect :

Reform Restore Respect was set up and founded by Francis Osei-Appiah FRSA to educate, encourage, inspire and transform the lives of young people. 17 years ago and as a young teenager, Francis Osei-Appiah FRSA was a very bright academic student in the Tottenham area of North London.  However, he didn’t want to be the ‘smart’ kid who was bullied and rebelled and turned to the gangs to find his sense of belonging and status.

Francis grew up in Tottenham’s notorious Broadwater Farm Estate. During his time in prison, he did a lot of soul searching and found his true identity and decided to once again study and apply himself to learning.  He left prison and went on to set up the charity Reform Restore Respect (RRR) for young people as beneficiaries due to his personal and painful experience of serving a lengthy prison term and uses his experience and past to bring home the harsh reality of prison.

 Today Francis was joined by the High Sheriff of Kent, Mrs Jane Ashton, Her Majesty the Queen's representative for Kent as this is her chosen charity for the year.