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Name: Natasha Conway
School: Burton Road Primary School
Referee: Teacher

An excellent day – quality resources and an engaging presentation really put this important message across. I would highly recommend it!

Name: Tilly Densley
School: Burton Road Primary School
Referee: Teacher

A fantastic experience for our year 5 and 6 pupils. They enjoyed a fun and practical day and learnt some valuable lessons. All the activities engaged the children and I am sure it will have a positive impact on them. The high quality and variation of information and activities meant that the children developed new understanding and respect for the law. A huge thank you to Mick and Lee for a great day.

Name: Paul Embleton
School: St Bartholomew’s CofE Primary School
Referee: Teacher

Thanks to Mick and Martin for really opening up the very real consequences of crime and punishment.  Rather than just teaching the children an abstract notion of the implications of committing crime, the interactive games and portable prison cell, brought the whole subject to life and taught the children some very important and sobering lessons about how crime affects not just the victim and offender, but also each’s wider family and society as a whole.  It also taught the children how bad choices can affect the rest of their lives.
The passion the guys have for their subject is truly evident and the children were totally engaged throughout the whole day.  Would wholeheartedly recommend.

 

Name: Jane Whiteley
School: Lawns Park Primary
Referee: Parent

My daughter had this today. She had been looking forward to it and enjoyed it so much. She did confess that she found it scarey. I pointed out that was a good thing because it had got her thinking about how prison would feel. I also explained that if she never knew about these things and was offered anything she might be curious and try them. Now she has the knowledge, she knows to be never tempted. It seems to have been pitched just right. Thank you.

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Name: John Birkby
School: Lawns Park Primary School Leeds
Referee: Governor

Our year 6 pupils had a very informative and enjoyable day. Something for them to take away with them and think about what the wrong consequences of breaking the law could be.

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Name: Vicky Ambler
School: Greenhill Primary School
Referee: Teacher

A great day enjoyed by all the children with some really important messages for the children to take home. The children really enjoyed the practical activities e.g. cell, beer goggles, crime scene investigation. The video about Deano was really hard hitting and I thought it got the message across brilliantly! Would recommend to other schools.
Thank you very much!

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Name: Nicky Daniels
School: Headlands School Bridlington
Referee: Teacher

A huge thank you from the staff and students involved in our summer school transition week. The students and staff alike thoroughly enjoyed the CSI murder experience. The students were engaged, excited and thoroughly enjoyed the educational investigation from start to finish. Activities are planned and tailored to perfection for an amazing experience. Thank you so much for the time and effort put in to planning the activities for our summer school transition week.

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Name: Angela Coyne
School: Headlands School Bridlington
Referee: Teacher

Just had a week of CSI with Lee Whittaker as part of our Summer school. Wow, it’s just been amazing. Our cohort was year 7 transition some with complex needs. Lee was so engaging and encouraging that every one of the students willingly took part and was fully motivated to engage in all the activities. For them to be in gowns, do finger printing and look for clues with the laser pens was just inspiring. Lee left the students on a cliff hanger for the last day to let them know who the murderer was and WOW what a response from the students, absolutely brilliant. From the drum roll to their reaction when it was confirmed who the murderer was proof that the students were totally motivated and encouraged. Lee you should be really proud of the memories you have given our students this week I think they will always look back and remember their time with you. Many of the students have asked that you come back to do another day with us. I will definitely be looking at funding to have Lee back in school. Thank you Lee a truly inspiring week and I and all the staff feel privileged to work with you.

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Name: Yr 6 Pupils
School: Lower Wortley Primary School
Referee: Pupil

Kennedy: I really enjoyed learning about all of the different types of drugs (that were replicas not real) Also I enjoyed seeing what the cell looked liked and it was also a little bit smelly! I loved trying on the goggles that made you feel like your drunk. Thank you for coming and I had a brilliant time working with you bye :)
Meryem: Personally, I thought that the day was amazingly exciting and educational at the same time. I loved all the activities that we got to do. My best part of the day was when we got to go in the van and see what the prison cell looked like in real life but I hated the smell that it give off. Apart from smell everything else was absolutely great and would love to do something like that again!!!:)
Madison:
Thank you for coming to our school to tell us what a prison really feels like. I have really enjoyed learning new things with you. I hope I will take in everything that you taught me. Thank you.
Francesca: I had a fantastic day, finding out what happened when you got arrested as a child. Going into a pretend prison cell was disgusting and small with a hard bed, toliet in the same room as will and no windows to look out of. I defiantly won’t  do any crimes what will take me into prison, it’s a awful place.
Joseph Cresswell: Thank you for the visit, I enjoyed the day been a “prisoner” and all the activities set. Thank you for wasting your day with us I loved every part and I hope the other pupils in are school will enjoy it as much as I did. :)
Lucy: I really enjoyed the prison service. I learnt the real difference between right and wrong and what it is like in prison. Thank you for coming to lower Wortley. I have taken everything in and I hope to never commit crimes and I hope you enjoyed teaching us. Bye! :)
Ella: Thank you so much for helping us understand about prison and drugs I really enjoyed learning about police hopefully I will see you again thank you so much for wasting your time.
Lucy: A great experience of what it is supposed to be like in prison. I learnt what the differences are between being good and bad. :)
Thomas: I liked it, it taught me not to break any rules especially the law. Thank you!
Jakob: I had an awesome day whether it was learning or having fun with goggles and the two men who came in were very nice and we had a look in a cell. It made me think about things and will help me in life:-)
Joshua: I really enjoyed learning about HMP not 4 me it was very fun and I really enjoyed seeing what the cells looked like and knowing what they do in prison and I thought it was really fun using the drunk goggles

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Name: Andrew Rowney
School: Lower Wortley Primary School
Referee: Teacher

What a fabulous day! Great fun but a brilliant message which the children will benefit from throughout their childhood. It certainly encouraged children to think hard about all the choices they make. The prison van was extremely realistic and helped to bring the experience to life. Every child was engaged and the delivery was superb. Thank you – we look forward to having you visit again next year.

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Name: josh
School:
Referee: Pupil

I absolutely loved the day when you came in to teach us for the day I am glad you came in I learned about new drugs that I never knew existed such as ecstasy also I loved when we put the glasses on and I was really lucky that I got to wear both glasses as everyone didn’t.

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Name: Steven

School:
Referee: Pupil

I had a really great day learning about what stuff happens when you can do horrible crime. It was interesting finding out what are crimes and some of them I was really shocked about. It was also interesting finding out what a cell really looks like and it showed me what not to do and the price it costs.

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Name: Stephanie Parker
School: St. Bartholomew’s
Referee: Teacher

The children were fascinated by this workshop. It is fast paced, interactive, interesting and informative and most of all it really brought home the reality of what making the wrong choices in life can mean for you as an individual. The children responded well to the serious message that is being conveyed whilst also enjoying the activities on offer. A fantastic workshop that I would recommend to others.

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Name: Miss Haigh
School: Christ Church Upper Armley
Referee: Teacher

A unique real life experience. Children could understand the implications of poor choices in life and the true A consequences they would face. Brilliant resources and equipment to engage the children and reinforce the learning objectives. A variety of issues addressed across the day. HMP not for us!

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Name: Vicky Sheldrake
School: Christ Church Upper Armley
Referee: Teacher

What a fantastic morning! HMP not4me has an extremely powerful impact on the children and adults. The children dress in prisoners clothing and visit the prison cell – giving them real life experience of what both jail and a prison cell are like. The hard hitting and emotional video of Deano really speaks to the children; showing them how prison affects all people involved. The children learned about the potential consequences of alcohol and drug use, and had the opportunity to experience alcohol goggles and how this changes the way you can control your body. Can you speak highly enough of HMP not4me. Highly recommend if for giving the children opportunity to understand how a simple mistake or misjudgement in circumstances can impact on their life. Thank you!

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Name: Luke Woodhouse
School: Horizon Community College, Barnsley
Referee: Teacher

On behalf of Horizon Commnuity College and Doncaster Road Primary School we would like to thank you for delivering an excellent CSI experience for our student’s as part of science week. All our students thoroughly enjoyed the experience which was educational and fun at the same time. All the activities were well planned and engaging I would highly recommend others schools to book your services for any occasion. Our students loved the Prison Van and we felt that this left a real impression on them in terms of making the right decision in life.

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Name: Claire Batley
School: Doncaster Road Primary School, Barnsley
Referee: Teacher


Thank you for visiting our school and delivering such an unforgettable day for our children. You provided a first hand, quality experience that our children will remember for a long time to come!

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Name: Mr. Wells
School: Lawns Park Primary School
Referee: Teacher

Thank you for a very eye-opening and unforgettable learning experience. The resources and activities were obviously well organised and planned in great detail. The children were all very interested by the realism of the equipment for HMP part (morning experience). Also, they were highly motivated by the crime scene investigation (afternoon experience) and were desperate to find the identity of the culprit the next morning!
We would highly recommend the full HMP NOT-4-ME day to any school. Thanks again Mick and Lee for a fantastic day!

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Name: Mrs Rooney
School: Lower Wortley Primary School
Referee: Teacher

An excellent afternoon! The children really enjoyed the activities and learnt the important message at the same time. The mobile Prison Cell is unique and very effective, and gave the children the first hand experience of the effects of making the wrong choice. Thank you for an interesting and engaging learning experience.

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Name: Fyeza Qadeer
School: Lilycroft Primary School, Bradford
Referee: Teacher

A fantastic experience! My challenging year 6 class were completely engaged and really enjoyed their day. The activities throughout the day were appropriate and provided a mixture of class based and child led activities. An overall enjoyable experience that worked really well. I would definitely recommend this workshop to all schools.

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Name: Mr Turner
School: Three Lane Ends Primary, Castleford
Referee: Teacher


A truly unique learning experience. Hard hitting yet appropriate content for KS2 children, all children were totally engaged. Excellent resources from the forensic equipment to the mobile prison cell. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Name: Miss Caine
School: Cobden Primary School
Referee: Teacher

Thank you for a fantastic day! All the pupils learnt so much from the activities and really enjoyed the experience. Mick and Lee worked very hard to give the pupils the important messages in a way that they could understand. We strongly believe that the day was very worthwhile and we would highly recommend this to any other schools who want to give their pupils an insight into potential consequences of crime.

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Name: Katie Greatorex
School: Three Lane Ends Primary
Referee: Teacher

The day was fantastic! The children were fully engaged and enthusiastic throughout. The resources and video clips were very powerful and thought provoking. As well as having lots of fun the children also gained valuable knowledge and understanding for their futures.

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Name: Mrs Robinson
School: Howard Park Community School, Cleckheaton
Referee: Teacher

What a fantastic day! My class of 28 year 6 children really enjoyed all the experiences. It was organised very well and there was plenty to keep them occupied.
I will be recommending you to other schools.

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Name: Sandra Wood
School: St.Michaels CE Academy, Wakefield
Referee: Teacher

Mick and Lee did a super job getting across to the kids how important it is to stay on the right path,they made it fun and enjoyable but most of all they kept the kids focused.Great questions were asked by the children especially the ones that usually drift off in class which proved that the children were taking on board all the important facts that were put across to them.Big Thank You to Mick and Lee.

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Name: Mr James McFarlane
School: Flanshaw Junior and Infant School, Wakefield
Referee: Teacher

Mr Amos and his team came to work with my year 5 class for the day and the children loved every minute of the day.

It was fun and interactive but at the heart of it was an important message. Children left the day knowing how important it is to make the correct choices in their lives. The fact he was able to give the children first hand experiences of the cell etc.. only made the day even more rewarding.

I would not hesitate to recommend this company to other schools.

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Name: Callum Gibson
School: flanshaw
Referee: Pupil

On that day it was amazing because it teaches you a leassen from right and wrong. we did some activitys but my best part of it was the drunk googles when you had to catch 3 balls and walk across the line with out falling off it.

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Name: Anas.rasoul
School: flanshaw school
Referee: Pupil

The day was awsome . we did lots of activitys the best part was when we came into the class there was a dead body drawn on the floor and we had to investigate.and on the next day we fond out who the killer was.

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Name: Shaya Karunanithy
School: Flanshaw J & I scjool
Referee: Pupil

I think the day was really good to spend the whole day learning about prison.My favourite part of the day was going into the prison cell.

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Name: Isabelle Womack-deane
School: Flanshaw j & i school
Referee: Pupil

I think it was awesome when i had my finger prints done and when i went in the prison cell.I liked the part when we had to put the clothes on. I loved the day it was cool.

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Name: Mr Paul Robson
School: Horizon CC, Barnsley
Referee: Teacher

Mr Amos and his team came to Horizon CC and worked with up to 100 Primary School pupils. The children were talking about the activities they did for weeks after. The most challenging pupils were engrossed in the CSI activities and we have never seen them so quiet and focused. The Prison Cell is unique and it was interesting to look at the faces of the pupils as they entered the van. The B Wing and Prison Cell is extremely realistic and an amazing experience. The pupils also liked the Riot shields and all the uniforms they put on throughout.

I would fully endorse the work of HMP NOT-4-ME. Mr Amos easily coped with some of our most challenging pupils in the classroom and you can tell he is extremely experienced in his field. Finally Mr Amos appeared on our TV Screens shortly after his visit on Coronation Street. The children loved that!!

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Below are some testimonial quotes from Mick’s previous work educating young people as a Police Constable.

“The quality of work delivered by PC AMOS to our School over his many years of service has been impeccable. He has excelled in all aspects of his work here ad we cannot question his professionalism, commitment or the support he has provided for our pupils, parents, staff and the community as a whole”

Mr Jez Horsley – Headmaster Crofton Academy

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“Over the time we worked with PC Amos the School staff and pupils clearly valued his presence, advice and inputs. As a colleague we valued his working professional knowledge, reliability and positive outlook”

Mr Tudor Griffiths – Headmaster Kettlethorpe High School

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“As a teacher at Kettlethorpe High School for over 30 years I have seen the development of Police Involvement in School and PC AMOS has proved himself as the best and most effective Police presence we have had in that time”.

Mr Nick Hooley – Head of Year Kettlethorpe High School

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“Large parts of the ward has a very diverse ethnic community, which needs a sensitive and knowledgeable approach, Mick has shown he has those qualities. Mick listens to the community to meet their needs and this is reflected in his ability to work with a wide range of people, both lay ad professional from different backgrounds and diverse communities”

Mr Majid Sadiq – WMDC Community Development Officer

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“It is easy to calculate the effect his support has upon the individual girls, parents and staff he works with. However just as important is his preventative effect upon the girls behaviour and making them think more carefully about actions that could have devastating consequences for their future lives and well being, as well as their curriculum vitas.”

Mrs Gillian Wallwork – Headmistress Wakefield Girls High School

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“The wide ranging ‘Early Intervention’ work he carries out is extremely effective in preventing and allowing our students to have much needed clarification of boundaries within the law.

Mrs Charlotte Lawson-Wright – Senior KS3 Autism Resource

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He regularly performs above and beyond the call of duty to help each individual in the college. PC AMOS is a very approachable police officer and I can say without doubt that many students would have no trouble in approaching him to discuss any issue” “PC AMOS is an excellent role model to the whole community” “It is a privilege to have PC Michael Amos as our School Liaison Officer. He is a credit to St Thomas a’ Becket Catholic College, to West Yorkshire Police and most of all the whole community”

Alistair Field – Deputy Head Boy Pupil, St Thomas a’ Becket Catholic College, 2009

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“Even though you did 6 presentations while I was present, you put the same enthusiasm into each delivery” “I have informed the Tenants and Residents Association in Kettlethorpe, that there is a high level of education regarding crime happening in all School across the district, and am convinced this will go a long way to achieving our aims”

Councillor Monica Graham – Wakefield South Ward 19,

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