SCHOOLS PROJECT NEWS
Outside Chance relaunched its anti crime project in Greater London secondary schools for its 13th year in October 2016. In the September 2016 to July 2017 school year, we shall have seen 8,354 school students and young people, breaching our 6,579 outputs figure for the 2015-2016 school year by 1,775 or +27%. This considerable increase in outputs has been made possible, in part, due to new funding from The Heathrow Communities for Youth Fund, John Lyon's Charity and The Tudor Trust, still our longest and largest funder to date.
'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 committing a crime, of 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 140,000+ 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. Additional workshops delivered in the same venue and on the same day cost an extra £100 for the second workshop and an extra £80 for the third workshop. Please see 'Our Operational Area And Fees' page for more details.