Eastwood Schoolchildren Discover Reality of Prison Life

Eastwood Schoolchildren Discover Reality of Prison Life

24/10/2016 - Teenagers from Hall Park Academy, Eastwood were given a unique insight life behind bars recently as they took part in a 'Prison Me - No Way' session to learn more about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime and the effects of anti-social behaviour.
All Year 8 pupils at the school attended the sessions, where they met serving prisoners to hear their stories about how crime had impacted on their lives and those around them.

The sessions, run by Prison Officers, are just one of a number of education initiatives taking place in the North of Broxtowe Borough to raise awareness about and reduce anti-social behaviour and crime in the local community.

Just some of the comments from the students about whether they will change their behaviour following the session include:

  • "By being more aware of others doing wrong and by leaving bad situations"
  • "By standing up for myself and not be so easily pushed to do things I don't want to"
  • "I won't  get involved in serious situations and will focus more on me and my career rather than my friends"

Broxtowe Borough Council as part of the South Nottinghamshire Community Safety Partnership, are carrying out a number of initiatives to tackle crime including high-visibility policing, covert operations, CCTV surveillance and project work within the community.

The No Way Trust is a national educational charity set up in 1995 by prison officers who wanted to make an impact on the lives of young people and turn them away from crime and its consequences using highly innovative educational techniques. It provides a quality service to help young people make a success of their lives, using a fresh approach that encourages a positive decision making process, designed to reduce or remove the possibility of offending behaviour.

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on the details provided.

 


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