Hathershaw College

Prison Me No Way

Prison Me No Way

On Monday 28th November, ‘Prison Me No Way’ paid a visit to the Hathershaw College to discuss life choices with Year 9. Prison Me No Way is an organisation which aims to educate young people about taking control, staying safe and the consequences of risky behaviour. The No Way Trust provides real-life learning experiences for young people to help reduce dangerous behaviour and prevent them from becoming involved in crime.

Year 9 students were off their normal timetable and a range of workshops on various criminal activities were delivered throughout the day by prison officers and current and ex-prisoners. Workshops included knife crime, county lines, drugs, domestic abuse, social media misuse and more. Students had a detailed presentation about prison life and had the chance to experience prisoner living conditions in the life-size replica and fully furnished mobile prison cell.

Due to the advances of technology and social media, young people are exposed to increased risk and temptation to get involved in crime every day. As a school we believe it is crucial to educate our pupils about the wider threats in society to protect them from falling into harm. This experience has given students a deeper understanding about making responsible life choices, the dangers of criminal activity and the life-changing consequences of crime.