“Prison? Me? No Way!” say Skegness Academy students

A presentation at Skegness Academy  crime and safety awareness day
A presentation at Skegness Academy crime and safety awareness day
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Skegness Academy pupils have been given the opportunity to experience first-hand the issues surrounding crime.

The crime and safety awareness day called ‘Prison? Me? No Way!’ was sponsored by the Lincolnshire Police.

It involved workshops with magistrates, police, fire and rescue, ambulances and some superb acting from staff and pupils.

The Year 9 pupils dressed up as home owners and PCSOs to participate in a street scene to understand how drunkenness can affect judgement.

The group also got to go inside a prisoner transportation van and mobile cell which is a to-scale replica of a prison cell in a correctional facility and included furniture, television and toilet.

In addition, pupils were given an opportunity to question current prisoners on the choices they have made.

Principal Elizabeth Silvester said: “This experience added breadth and depth to an already varied curriculum and provided pupils with a valuable in sight in to the consequences of crime. The day raised awareness of the issues surrounding crime and the pupils at the Skegness Academy thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”