Parents of a young man who died from a single punch to the head after trying to prevent a fight have visited a Blackpool school to teach youngsters ‘Every Action Has Consequences’.
Dave and Pat Rogers joined police for a visit to Bispham High School with their new educational pack aimed at educating young people about the consequences of anti-social and violent behaviour.
The pack looks at the death of football coach Adam Rogers, 24, who died in 2009 after being attacked by a drunken 16-year-old boy in Blackburn.
After his death, Adam’s parents, Dave and Pat, worked with Det Con Jane Lawrenson to produce the pack, which includes a DVD, teaching notes, activity sheets and leaflets.
A Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC) grant covered the cost of producing and distributing the packs to every secondary school, further education and sixth form college in Lancashire.
All the packs include evaluation forms for both the young people who participate in the project and the staff who deliver it.
Following Assistant Chief Constable Andy Rhodes’ launch of the project in Blackburn earlier this year, Dave and Pat Rogers, along with LANPAC Chairman Jimmy Armfield, visited Bispham High School to raise awareness of the project and answer questions.
Mr Armfield said: “Having been made aware of the tragic circumstances surrounding Adam’s death and the sheer determination of his parents to ensure that this type of senseless violence does not happen to another family, we at LANPAC were delighted to play our part in assisting Dave and Pat to promote the Every Action Has Consequences education pack countywide.
“Despite the pain of tragically losing their son, they have been inspirational in their work, educating young people about the dangers of alcohol abuse and the serious consequences that can result from it.”
Mr Rogers’ attacker was sentenced to youth detention.