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Shrewsbury Prison – Education Behind Bars Programme

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Shrewsbury Prison, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Ongoing

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Their Education Behind Bars Programme is designed by educational specialists in line with the national curriculum and led by Prison Officers with a wealth of knowledge, creating an insight on what life behind bars is truly like
Your visit will include 2 prison wings, constant watch cells, segregation unit, healthcare, exercise yards and the execution room.
The tour will be adapted to the school year, curriculum and what you as a teacher want to achieve.
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School trip offer

Tickets reduced to £13 per student
2 free adult tickets per 30 students (extra tickets £10)
Rate available for school groups of 8+. 2 free adult tickets for every 30 student tickets bought. All tickets subject to availability.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

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About Shrewsbury Prison – Education Behind Bars Programme

Shrewsbury Prison was built in 1793 and closed in 2013, with over 200 years of history behind its walls including the countries last remaining Georgian prison. This iconic heritage site is a unique location for educational visits, and one that not many people get the opportunity to discover.

Many of their current educational visits come to discover more about crime and punishment through the ages, Victorian history, Georgian history, capital punishment, law, rehabilitation, and the effects of crime on the victims and families. As the prison dates back to 1793 it is also frequently visited by students of Architecture, Citizenship, Media Studies, RE and Geography.

The Education Behind Bars Programme is designed by educationalists, aligned with the national curriculum, tailored to your students’ Key Stage and can be adapted according to your needs; along with a wide range of activities that can be included in your visit such as our popular Escape Rooms. The perceptive ‘In-Cell Experience,’ included on the Guided Tour allows your students to experience the realities of life behind bars.

The tour will be adapted to the school year, curriculum and what you as a teacher want to achieve. As well as being educational, some educational organisations will use the experience as a preventative tool – bringing home the harsh reality of prison life.

A 2.5-hour session includes a 1-hour Guided Tour of the prison led by a Prison Officer, a 45-minute Education Activity designed in line with the national curriculum and 45 minutes Self-Guided Discovery in which the students will explore the prison, completing activity tasks, designed to get them thinking and experiencing the realities of life behind bars from the Georgian era to modern day.

Enhance your school trip to Shrewsbury Prison with various add on activities such as our popular Escape Rooms.

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Curriculum links

Subjects: Citizenship, Geography, History, Law, Media Studies, PSHE

Topics: 20th Century, Architecture, Crime & Punishment, Criminology, Georgians, Reform & Rehabilitation, Victorians

Ages & suitability

Suitable for: KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Age Groups: 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Min. Age: Suitable for ages 7+

Things to know

Teachers: 2 free adult tickets per 30 students (extra tickets £10)

Min. Group Size: 8 students

Adult/Student Ratio: At least 2 adults are recommended for every 30 students

SEND: Suitable for children with SEND (please speak to us for more information)

Classroom Facilities: Classroom facilities are available on-site

Toilet Facilities: Toilet facilities are available on-site

Risk Assessment: A risk assessment is available

First Aid: A qualified first aider is on-site at all times

Accessibility

Find out everything you need to know about the Accessibility of this school trip in the link below.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

Address

The Dana
Shrewsbury
SY1 2HP

Coach parking & drop-off

Coach drop-off area nearby

Times

Mon-Fri:
10am-5pm

Sat & Sun:
10am-5pm

(can open earlier by prior arrangement)

Duration

2 hours, 30 minutes

Dates

Ongoing
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