Projects like these are invaluable in informing our young people of the consequences of coming to prison, the future problems of having a criminal record and the pain caused to both victim and their family when they commit a crime. We do not do enough as a society to teach our young people how to stay away from crime – everything they see is trivialised on TV or it makes great drama. Real life hurts more.

Mike Sherwood – HMP Wormwood Scrubs



– Ealing, Greenwich, Bexley, Bromley, Harringay, Western & Northern Sussex Local Justice Areas

These days of action are most enjoyable and we often comment on how they improve police - student relationships which can only lead to a more positive stance on future meetings

Gary Weedon - Brent safer schools officer

The Year 7 students really enjoyed taking part in the engaging sessions provided by Your Life You Choose. I hope the content of the YLYC programme will deter them from getting involved in any form of criminal activity in the future. I am very grateful to Alison, Brent Magistrates, our MET Police schools officers PC Weedon, PC Patel, Victim Support Brent, the Prison Service and the Directions Programme for giving them this opportunity

Susan Grace - Newman Catholic College

This is one of the best programmes we have ever had and it has been exciting for us to work with you. The presenters were excellent

Annette Woodrow - Kingsbury High School

A heartfelt thank you to you and all the teams who came yesterday to MBS. We were so hugely impressed with the quality of the delivery and with the clear engagement from the boys

Adam O’Connor - Marylebone Boys’ School

Today grew my confidence in wanting to do the right thing in life. I learnt a valuable lesson - think before I act

Student - Kingsbury High School

I won’t make the wrong choices and be around the wrong crowd

Student - Alperton Community School

It’s brilliant their talking to Year 7 because we started high school
and we need to know where we are going

Student - Crest Academy - Boys

I understand I shouldn't carry a knife even for protection

Student - Crest Academy - Girls

It showed me how dangerous joint enterprise is

Student - Queens Park Community School