Notre Dame welcomed the Liverpool Community Interest group, CELLS Project into the college for almost a week, from Tuesday 7th November to Friday 10th November 2017.
The community worked with years, 7, 9, 10 and 11, doing workshops throughout the day with one fundamental goal: to educate our students on the consequences of crime and providing them with an informed choice on where a life of crime can take their lives.
The fantastic and informative workshops run by the Cells groups, engaged our students with their own personal experiences of anti-social behaviour and crime, and the consequences that followed for them and other around them.
Our students enjoyed and learnt a lot from the interaction with the CELLS team, who explained and illustrated to them the suffering and to the consequences of their actions and on those around them, such as family and friends. Thanks to this our students have been provided with the knowledge of the pitfalls of crime from people who have suffered first hand from the effects of crime.
The workshops focused on issues including: anti-social behaviour; low level, gateway activity; bullying and peer pressure; drugs, alcohol and substance misuse; drug dealing; gun gang and knife crime; a family perspective on crime; controlling relationships; racism and hate crime; prison and prison life; victim impact; domestic violence, and; the criminal justice system.