Year 10 Life Skills Assembly
Shaun Attwood Tells a Cautionary Tale of Drugs and Crime
On Friday 23rd September Shaun Attwood took a special assembly for our Year 10 students. Shaun Attwood, a former stock-market millionaire who served time in the jail with the highest rate of death in America visited The Academy to talk to the students about prison and drugs.
Born and raised in Cheshire, Shaun, 42, moved to Arizona in 1991, where he worked his way up to become a top producing stockbroker and then a tech-stock millionaire during the dot.com bubble. But he also led a double life. Having been a raver in Manchester in the early 90’s, Shaun took his love of dance music to the US. He threw raves, and distributed Ecstasy.
Shaun’s story has been told in various media, including The Guardian, the BBC and Sky News. His jail memoir, Hard Time, was published on 5th August.
Our Year 10 students heard first-hand about the pitfalls of getting involved in drugs and crime.