On the 16th of May, KS3 and KS4 students were visited by Anthony Powell from the Prison Me No Way project following an incredibly successful visit last year. Prison Me No-Way! Is a national educational charity with a core aim of raising awareness among young people about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime. The project, set up in 1993 by prison officers, aims to make an impact on the lives of young people and turn them away from crime and its consequences.
Ex offender Anthony Powell, gave a thought-provoking full and honest account of his lifestyle choices which led to his imprisonment. He also spoke in detail about the effects this had on him, his family and his future and the moment which called for change. There was no glorifying of crime throughout Anthony’s story. Throughout the session, pupils were gripped by the intense real life story of an ex criminal who has now dedicated himself to telling his story so that his mistakes aren’t repeated.