The LCCC Foundation delivers a range of projects, programmes and events that impact on identified targeted groups. Through this work we are able to provide exciting opportunities and positive experiences to a wide cross section of the local community.
Prison Peer Mentoring Secondary Schools Programme
The programme is aimed at secondary school pupils whose behaviour is a cause for concern. The workshop is delivered by serving HMP Thorn Cross prisoners who are also positive behaviour mentors with prison officers in attendance. The aim of the session is to get the pupils to reflect on their current behaviour/attitude and get an appreciation of the possible consequences of continuing in the same manner.
The presentation describes the types of poor life decisions which can lead onto the wrong path highlighting examples such as the choice of ‘friends’, early warning signs not heeded, not listening to advice from teachers/parents/carers, alcohol and soft drug use at an early age.
The hard hitting description of the judicial system and prison life with the aid of actual prison kit provokes much debate amongst the pupils.
The inmates share the impact their behaviour has had on their family and future aspirations and encourage the pupils in attendance not to make the same mistakes.
The workshop concludes with activities designed to get the pupils to analyse the influences in their life and to manage these influences more effectively.