Age Group - KS2
This workshop looks at the world of County Lines where children are being made, by gangs through grooming and money, to traffic drugs around the UK on trains and sometimes disappearing from their families for weeks. We use music, acting and comedy to explain this difficult topic to the children to help them understand that although these gangs may promise money they end up taking their freedom.
Why this Workshop?
Police suggest over 10,000 children may be involved in County Lines
Children are being manipulated and/or forced to sell drugs
Children from all backgrounds are at risk
The ‘dealer’ lines in the UK has tripled to 2,000
Children as young as 10 are targeted
Both small towns/villages and cities are affected
They will Learn…
How drugs effect someones brain and what it does to them
How and why gangs use children to commit these crimes (manipulation and exploitation)
What happens if you are caught carrying drugs
Why people change their morals for money (but shouldn’t!)
What your toys would think if you went down this path (A metaphor for Parents and Teachers)
To make a promise between the children to keep each other safe
To make a chant to let gangs know these children will not work for them
We all want a better world for our children and with this style of learning and engagement it can be achieved! Yes the school can use of this work towards Ofsted but fundamentally we want the next generation to have the tools in their future to be able to make a kinda world that does not have these issues that have thrived under us.
Ofsted Inspectors are guided to consider the evidence that action is taken to raise awareness of children and learners in relation to a range of safeguarding matters so that children are able to understand, respond to and calculate risk effectively.
"We collate the feedback that we receive from children and send it to our schools to use as evidence in their Ofsted portfolios"
Schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.