- 23/05/11 - Strode Students Visit Local Prison
Strode College's Public Services students visited HM Prison at Shepton Mallet recently as part of their study on the roles of different public services.
As prison officers guided the students around they learnt many fascinating facts about the history of the prison and its present-day function as a Category C Prison.
Deen Najubudeen, Public Services Lecturer at Strode, said: "Our students are privileged to have gained first hand knowledge of the workings of the prison service as this is not ordinarily available to members of public. You could see their excitement and enthusiasm in being part of the visit which is one of a series of educational trips scheduled exclusively for them relating to law, crime and justice."
Sammi Pickford is studying BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services at Strode. She said: "A few weeks ago we visited the Crown Court and now the Prison. It helps us to understand some of the things that we learn in class in a realistic manner. I am looking forward to progressing to the Level 3 Diploma in Public Services next year where there are more outdoor activities and trips such as the visit to Parliament."
Strode's Public Services students also enjoyed an outdoor adventure last week when they camped out in the Brecons. Photos from this visit and other activities can be seen here.