Prison Me No Way was created by the No Way Trust, a national educational charity whose main aim is to raise awareness among young people about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime. On Tuesday 3rd October all students in Years 8 and 9 attended a series of workshops aimed at helping them to make the right choices in life, including listening and taking part in activities run by volunteers from the fire and ambulance services, the prison service, magistrates and the police. In addition, they took part in a “street scene” to raise awareness of anti-social behaviour, listened to an ex-offender about his experiences and found themselves in a mock-up prison cell.
This biennial event was kindly sponsored by the Stour Valley Lions and DASH Shipston, whose support we very much appreciate.
Our annual Open Evening was held on Thursday 28th September and was exceptionally well attended. Parents and Year 6 pupils took tours around the school and heard about our current successes, our plans for the future and the incredible “Shipston Spirit” as well as taking part in some of the many and varied activities available.
The pupils were, as always, out in force during the evening (including our team of roving reporters who scoured the school looking for stories and conducting interviews for the Open Evening Newsletter written and prepared during the evening) and filled the school with energy as they shared their pride in the school with prospective parents. Visitors were full of praise for the atmosphere of the school, the mature demeanour of our pupils, and our reputation for excellence.
With just under one month left before Year 6 parents have to make their final choices for admission to secondary school in September 2018 we hope that the evening will have provided a good flavour of what Shipston High School has to offer.