“PRISON ME? NO WAY”

On Wednesday 12th December, pupils from the year 7 groups were invited down to Belmont Primary to take part in an interactive programme, designed to deter youngsters from crime, by giving visual representations of what prison is like, as well as insightful accounts from long serving prison guards and video footage of real life knife crime and the repercussions of it.

A replica of a real-life cell at HMP Hull was created in the hall, and pupils were permitted to go in and explore. Two former prison guards gave authentic accounts of prison life based on their own experiences and these provoked a shocked reaction from the pupils.

The company visits schools across the country to educate youngsters about crime and punishment in the hope of reducing youth offending.