Maricourt Catholic High School
Had one of the best receptions yet yesterday. About one in every five talks, the students go wild, as was the case at Maricourt High in Liverpool. The lunch time came, and the students yelled, "Keep going. Don't stop," so I carried on. The teachers had to chuck them out in the end. The questions were relentless, and it was one of the most enjoyable schools I've ever visited. The applause and whistling and howling made me feel special, and I was able to get an important message across.

Out of the Facebook friend requests from Maricourt students, one called Joe must have taken a photo of T-Bone during my talk from my Powerpoint display, as he made T-Bone his profile pic on Facebook. I laughed when I first saw it - click here to see it. 

In Liverpool, I also have a book signing coming up at Waterstone's in L1 on Saturday April 2 from 1pm - 4pm - click here for more info.
Shaun Attwood

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey thanks for the talk yesterday, my friend joe posted you blog post on facebook, it was very funny :) now everyone wants to add you on facebook,
but anyways thanks for the talk, really enlightened me!

Philip

Anonymous said...

Come back to Maricourt! You'd be so welcome, you've really effected us all with your stories and we've been talking about you all day

Rachel x

Jon said...

Thanks Philip and Rachel. Your contact teacher said they will invite me back to Maricourt next year to speak there again.

Shaun

Anonymous said...

Shaun it was the best thing ever in school really intresting! nobody in school has stopped talking about u or ur story i have ordered your book on amazon cannot wait to read it but one question is that when ur out and see gangs or dodgy looking people r u intimidated or not bothered as u have seen much worse?

Jon said...

Good question. Yes, when I am out and about, I don't get scared of stuff very easily after being in Arpaio's jail, and living with some dangerous people in there.

Anonymous said...

Your talk in Maricourt yesterday was very good, and we often have people come in to talk to us but I dont think anyone has been received as well as you. Your story was interesting and you told it well so nobody got bored.

I have the feeling that I would like to know more information from you and I have so many questions to ask so sorry if I keep sending you messages

Do you still sometimes get the feeling that you want to 'get to the top' again? And did you think that the police would never get you for the crimes you committed?

Thank you and i would just like to add that you are the most influential speaker we have ever had at our school :)

Sean

Jon said...

Sean

thanks for this great feedback! i sometimes feel i will get to the top again without breaking the law, yes, i thought i was above the law and the cops would never get me

Liv said...

Thanks for yesturday jon laaaa, everyone was made up with ye storys, hopin to hear more! Your welcome to come to maricourt again and im sure the rest of the years and schools, would love hearin what you had to say. it was boss! an i loved the way ye had the pictures to help us have an idea of what the prison was like, hope everything goes well for you
From liv :)

Jon said...

thanks, liv, your teachers said they will have me back to speak to the other years
good luck with your acting, too!

Anonymous said...

Good to see the response your getting from students through sharing your story.

Charlie

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Shaun! x

Charlotte

antonia said...

theres me haha ! thanks shaun your talk was interseting come back soon !

tommy said...

I am Joe's father, you really engaged my son and got over a key message don't break the law -if you do you could end up in jail - and you need to understand what that means - my son does now and i think your message will stay with him so thank you.

Great to see you have turned your life around and are giving something back.

Thanks sorry i missed it actually

Tommy

Jon said...

Tommy,

Thanks for taking the time to let me know about the impact of the talk on your son. I'm really fortunate to have been given the opportunity to influence him and the rest of the students at Maricourt.

All the best!

Shaun

Anonymous said...

How was the drugs? Do they feel good? and do you still get the craving for them every once and a while?