Bradford school pupils have been given a glimpse of life in prison, including meeting a prisoner, as part of a workshop.

The ‘Prison Me, No Way’ workshop visits secondary schools around the country, and came to Oasis Academy Lister Park on Tuesday.

Year 8 students were ‘locked up’ in a mock-up of a prison cell to understand how small and limiting prison cells are.

They talked to a prisoner who is currently serving time for a serious offence, but who is due for release soon, and attended a car safety workshop, a gang and knife crime workshop and an ASBO and fire safety session.

Lizzie Knipe, PE teacher, said: “The sessions were hard-hitting, realistic and honest, but our students enjoyed the experience, especially meeting the prisoner who was candid and honest and made them think about the consequences of crime.”