Why this Workshop?

  • Police suggest over 10,000 children are involved in County Lines

  • Children are 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

This workshop looks at the world of County Lines were 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.

They will Learn… 

  • How drugs effect your brain and what it does to you

  • How gangs use children to commit these crimes

  • What happens if you are caught carrying drugs

  • Why money suddenly means so much to you

  • What your toys would think if you went down this path (A metaphor for Parents and Teachers)

  • A promise between the children to keep each other safe

  • A chant to let gangs know these children will not work for them

Outcomes

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.