Academy pupils have been put off a life of crime, after a school visit from prison officers last week.
A workshop, entitled Prison Me! No Way!! was run by prison officers who put on a series of activites to encourage students to make positive and responsibile life choices.
principal Claire Smith, said: “ Schools have a responsibility to instil students with important life lessons both in and outside the classroom, developing the whole student to be a responsible, confident citizens. The stark message of the ‘Prison Me! No Way!!’ workshop really forced students to think about the impact of everyday decisions, and gave them some very valuable lessons on how to stay safe. We did, however, provide an onsite counsellor to support students who were particularly affected by any of the scenes or issues discussed.”
During the day there was a performance by three Bedford Academy drama students of the dangers of drink driving. The plot focussed on the aftermath of a car crash and students watched as the local fire brigade cut the characters out of the damaged car and saw ambulance crews provide first aid. One of the play’s characters was pronounced dead at the scene and pupils watched as they were taken away in a body bag.
Throughout the day students were shown techniques on how to remain calm in stressful situations, and how to avoid conflit such as fights.
There were also workshops on offer including how to stay safe on the internet and understanding the dangers of social media.
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