Prison Me No Way Day

Prison Me No Way day is an event we always look forward to in school.

As part of our work on Personal Social Health Education (PSHE), we had visitors in school from the Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Red Cross, Police, CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre), the Prison Service and other organisations for a Crime and Safety Awareness day. The aims of the day were to raise awareness among young people of the consequences of crime, and discouraging young people from making a mistake that could affect their adult lives. Workshops this year included Prison Life, Drugs, Knife Crime and Making the Right Choices. Students also had the chance to experience what the inside of a prison cell looks like, forcibly bringing home the message that actions have consequences. This event for Year 8 and 9 students has been run in school for the past 12 years and it has been hugely successful and valuable. The event is organised by the No Way Trust.
If you would like to know more about the charity organising the day, please visit their website at www.pmnw.co.uk.

Mrs Hunt’s visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park

On Saturday 28th September 45 students visited the school’s adopted rhino – amongst other animals –at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford. The visit was the culmination of Mrs Hunt’s “Rhino Week” at school, involving students fundraising for the rhino by putting loose change into a rhino shape, a ‘name the rhino’ competition to win a cuddly rhino and selling animal key rings and snap bands. Students also bought and hungrily devoured a large amount of homemade rhino shaped cookies!

The day was bright and sunny and students enjoyed a great day around the Park. It was especially pleasing to see so many of our new Year 7 students taking part in their first school trip!

Thanks to Mrs Hunt and all the other members of staff who gave up their Saturday to enable the trip to go ahead.