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Headlands School

Headlands School

Another great day at Headlands school. The year 8 students were a pleasure to teach and a credit to their school.

We would love for you to read the write up we received in the Bridlington Free Press

Link Below:

http://www.bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk/news/education/pupils-get-a-lesson-in-what-life-is-like-behind-bars-1-8814735

Headlands School educates year 8 pupils about the causes, impact and consequences of crime.

Headlands School teamed up with an award winning national educational charity an award winning national educational charity – an award winning national educational charity an award winning national educational charity an award winning national educational charity The No Way Trust and partner agencies to provide our annual ‘Prison Me, No Way’ event on 17th October 2017.

The day was very informative and often hard hitting and, judging on the feedback and reaction from the students, was certainly successful in making them aware of the consequences of wrong and often ill informed decisions that could have a bearing on their futures. Students commented on how the day increased their knowledge of crime and safety and the below quotes from students sum up the feeling of the year group:

Lola Hewitt “This day was very interesting and it brought out many emotions. It has taught me so many things and the stories that were told made me realise that I need to put myself in someone else’s position and think about the choices I make”

Ella Jones and Jazmine Siddall “It was really interesting and fun while giving a strong message. It is something I will remember for a long time”

Jessica Harkins “It was an amazing experience. It has helped a lot with what a prison looks and feels like”

Abigail Crampin “I thought it was very helpful and has sent a message to everyone that took part to stay safe and keep out of trouble”

Cameron Wadsworth “The session has helped me to be confident, responsible and safe. The activities were great and couldn’t have been any better”

Workshops were all centred on making the correct choices and included anti-social behaviour, safe driving and fire and safety. Three female prisoners that are coming to the end of their respective sentences also made an appearance under the supervision of a prison officer at all times. Each one of them told the students how they ended up in prison and what life is really like in prison. It was very clear to students that prison is nothing like what they have seen on TV programmes and anyone could end up in prison by making the wrong choices. David Stamper (Assistant Headteacher) said “This is the fourth year of working with the No Way Trust and each year they have a huge impact on our young people. The intention of the day was to educate students and to help them make their own decisions and choices. With an emphasis on how making poor choices and decisions can not only impact them, but how it also impacts on the people who love and care for them. The agencies that came in were full of praise for our students and continually said how polite, well behaved and engaged our students were and that they were a real a credit to Headland School”.