Pupils get a taste of prison life

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pupils of Oasis Academy Lister Park took part in the ‘Prison Me, No Way’ workshop Pupils of Oasis Academy Lister Park took part in the ‘Prison Me, No Way’ workshop

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.”

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