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Pupils get a taste of prison life
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.”