During our recent Personal Development Day, we invited Prison Me No Way to deliver a crime and safety awareness programme to our Year 10 students.

“The students and staff were indeed a credit to your school, please convey our greatest thanks and appreciation.” said Malc Parkes, Crime Day Co-Ordinator.

The aim of the day was to give students an insight into the consequences of making the wrong choices by becoming involved in antisocial or criminal behaviour. Students were involved in high impact workshops and role plays; they were treated like offenders, for example, and even had the opportunity to spend time in a ‘mobile cell’.

One student said: “I can’t believe how small the prison cell was, they look so much bigger on television!”

Prison Me No Way works proactively with more than 2,000 secondary schools and 1,800 youth organisations. The message conveyed by the team of volunteers, comprising of prison staff, police officers and magistrates was clearly made and taken in by the enthusiastic Year 10’s. When it comes to telling the truth and getting its message across constructively, Prison Me No Way certainly takes no prisoners.

Click here to view the letter from Malc Parkes, Crime Day Co-Ordinator, Prison Me No Way!