Oasis Academy, Oldham- 28th September 2017
OASIS ACADEMY, OLDHAM
On Thursday, 28th September 2017 the PMNW team delivered a Crime and Safety Awareness Day at Oasis Academy, Oldham.
We were welcomed by Ms Kealey, Head of Year 9 and Citizenship Coordinator.
After an introduction to the day in the Auditorium the students set off on a carousel of educational and thought-provoking workshops which included:
Prison Life – a typical day in Prison including a visit to the mobile cell;
Street Scene – discussion and role-play of anti-social behaviour issues;
Choices and Consequence- Q & A session with two serving female prisoners;
Life Sentence – the dangers of using mobile phones and other distractions whilst driving;
Guns and Gangs – the dangers of guns and other weapons used so increasingly nowadays;
Network Rail – the dangers associated with misuse of the rail network;
British Red Cross – focus on exploring stigma experienced by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants;
Drugs and Crime – discussion and group work about the dangers of both legal and illegal drugs.
I would like to thank the following for their hard work and dedication in making the day as successful as possible:
Danny Aspin and Paula Wilkinson, Positive Steps, Oldham;
Nick Jordan and Elliott McKessy, Network Rail;
Abbie Roach, British Red Cross;
Rod Carter, Greater Manchester Police;
Steve Gough, Naomi Cherie Gough Foundation;
Gemma and Alex, HMP Askham Grange;
and finally all the PMNW team members, Ollie Woods, Graham Chapman, Malcolm Parkes, Julie Beck, Larry Peacock and Dennis Williams.
I would like to thank Ms Kealey for all the hard work she put into bringing the day to fruition.
Her comments about the day were: “Thank you Phil! First of all for an amazing day that he majority of our pupils took something away from. Having spoken with some students on Friday I have heard how much they enjoyed it! And secondly for some fantastic photos. I’ll be sure to send them to the school newsletter. Thank you again and your time for all the effort you made and I hope it will be a regular thing for our school”.
One Year 9 student quoted what she had learned from the day: “To pay attention with who I hang out with and to be faithful for what my parents are doing”.
A sound bit of advice to end with.
Phil Wilson – Event Coordinator