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Students learn important lessons about crime

Year 10 had a day off timetable this week to learn about the causes and consquences of crime with national education charity, Prison, Me? No Way!  (PMNW)

On Monday 2nd October 2017 the whole of year 10 spent a day experiencing lessons with a difference.  PMNW aims to raise awareness amongst young people, aged 8 to 18, about the causes, consequences, penalties and impact of crime.  Their workshops are designed to help young people to stay safe, aspire and become law abiding citizens.  

Working with a team of school staff, headed up by the Achievement Leader for Year 10, PMNW delivered an interesting and engaging day of workshops which covered a wide range subjects including anti-social behaviour, online safety, knife crime, arson, driver safety and the judicial system.  One of the workshops was delivered by a prison officer and demonstrated how easy it can be to get caught up in crime inadvertantly and how to avoid this.  That workshop was attended by two serving prison inmates who gave honest and heartfelt accounts of their experiences and how their actions had affected their lives and the lives of their families and friends. 

The day was well received by the students who listened attentively and engaged with the visitors, particularly in the more interactive / practical workshops.  Rewards were presented at the end to those students who had been model Grangers.

Prison, Me? No Way! are no strangers to Grange, having delivered crime education workshops at the school for a number of years.  This was the best yet and it was interesting to see how their workshops have been reviewed and evolved alongside the different challenges faced by our young people in their daily lives.  

Set-up as the Prison! Me! No Way! (PMNW) Project by 3 Prison Officers from HMP Hull in 1993, PMNW has operated as a registered charity; The No Way Trust Ltd since 1995, and has reached more than 5 million young people through the hard work and sheer determination of its volunteers, staff and trustees.  Find out more about the charity at