Our year 8 students took part in a selection of talks this week for our Life Choices event.
The theme from the event was crime and criminal justice. We were very lucky to have had this opportunity, which was organised by Thames Valley Police.
The day kicked off with talks from TVP about Knife Crime and TVPS True Costs, which was then followed by students designing their own anti-knife crime posters. They had talks from two former prison officers and an ex-offender. The highlight of the day however, seemed to be the prison cell van that visited with the Community Engagement Team. In small groups, students got the chance to go into the van and see what a prison cell was like.
“It was a great experience”, said Barnaby, a year 8 student.
Mr O’Regan, Deputy Headteacher added, “the students behaved really well and learned some important lessons about the impact of crime on society and how to ensure they remain safe. The talk from an ex-offender was particularly powerful as he shared his life story and how he wished he had made different choices when he was younger.”
This was a truly interesting day and students learnt about making positive life choices and how crime and justice can impact on all of us.