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Jail-house shock!

Jail-house shock!

Hundreds of pupils have been spending time behind bars as part of a good citizenship awareness day.

Around 300 Year 8 teenagers at Grange Technology College in Little Horton took it in turn in small groups to be locked up in a mobile prison cell to see just what it’s like in prison.

The cell-on-wheels was just one of the true-life experiences youngsters were faced with on Thursday.

Assistant headteacher Steve Evans said although some of the experiences were quite “shocking” it was one way of getting a vital message across that it pays to be a responsible citizen making positive contributions to where you live.

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