By Harriet Ernstsons 10/08 Updated: 10/08 09:56
THE HARD work of prisoners on a restorative justice scheme and pupils has been unveiled at a Redditch school.
HMP Hewell staff and two prisoners worked alongside students from the Forge Short Stay School on Easemore Road to create a flower bed as part of the programme which sees offenders putting something back into society.
Headteacher Roger Satterthwaite said it had been a very important partnership for them with a beneficial impact on the school.
“The power of learning from a reformed person is considerable and students have come to value the relationship with Hewell.
“The raised flower bed completed in the worst weather imaginable has been a triumph. Our students have been very motivated by the enthusiasm and commitment of the men working at school.”
MP Karen Lumley, who attended the unveiling, added: “It was good to see the two prisoners who had enjoyed it as much as the young people had.
“The pay back project is an excellent scheme and one I look forward to continuing to support.”
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