SCHOOLS PROJECT NEWS
Outside Chance relaunched its anti crime project in Greater London secondary schools for its 13th year in October 2016. With another mailshot still to be circulated in April 2017, we are already on course to breach our 6,600+ outputs figure for the 2016-2017 school year.
'It's YOUR Choice!' is a high impact, visual, interactive, early intervention programme, which takes Year 6 'transition' primary and secondary school pupils and young people through a journey from peer pressure, bullying, antisocial behaviour, gangs and petty crime into actual prison conditions, clothing and the often harsh regime of a young offender unit. The impact of crime, a criminal record and a prison sentence on a young person's life are all covered in considerable detail. The programme involves student interaction in a number of 'mock' crime scenes.
By the close of the 2016-2017 school year in July 2017, our workshops will have been viewed by almost 145,000 students and young people in primary and secondary schools and youth groups across Greater London.
Outside of our operational areas of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Slough and Spelthorne, fees for our workshops are applied on the basis of £245 each in venues west of a north/south line from Enfield to Croydon and £295 each in venues east of a north/south line from Enfield to Croydon. The additional costs reflect the extra staff and travel costs involved in reaching East London destinations. Please see 'Our Operational Area And Fees' page for more details.