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Stay Safe Week 2016

Posted: 21st January 2016

Doncaster College hosts an annual Stay Safe Week in December encouraging students to make safe and positive choices about their futures.

The week-long event saw almost 500 students take part in various activities and on Wednesday 9th December the Student Union Team arranged ‘The Life Span of a Crime’, a performance supported by South Yorkshire Police and Doncaster Magistrates Court.

The performance detailed the consequences of using and possessing substances which included scenes showing a raid with a drugs dog, booking in at a custody desk, interview with the Police and sentencing at Court.

Students in the audience were able to ask questions at each stage such as what happens to drugs once seized by Police and how a drugs conviction could impact on their job prospects.

This is the first year a Magistrate supported the annual event.  Doncaster Magistrate, John Keen volunteered his time to support the even.  Asked by one student why he wanted to be a Magistrate and John replied “I am from Doncaster and want to contribute to our local society. I believe in Doncaster justice, by Doncaster people”.

Youth Engagement Worker and Event Organiser, Emily Shaw said “This performance showed the possible consequences of making the choice to have and use cannabis.  We want to dispel the myth that using this substance is ok because it isn’t – it is against the law.”

For more information about what goes on during Stay Safe week visit the SU Facebook page.