National Centre for
Citizenship and the Law

Arts Council England
HLF Logo

Call: 0115 952 0555
Book your Visit

We inspire...

Young People by delivering Law and Justice education at national heritage sites.

We inspire...

Young People by delivering Law and Justice education at national heritage sites.

We inspire...

Young People by delivering Law and Justice education at national heritage sites.

We inspire...

Young People by delivering Law and Justice education at national heritage sites.

I Pledge

Youth Crime Prevention. Nottinghamshire County Council commissioned the NCCL to deliver the contemporary youth justice project ‘I Pledge’ in 2011. The programme has been such a success that Nottinghamshire County Council has re-commissioned it in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

This youth crime prevention project has been developed in partnership with NCCL, Nottingham County Council (NCC) and Nottinghamshire Police and is targeted at primary schools across the county.

‘I Pledge’ focuses on the contemporary criminal justice system and consists of two visits to NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum.  Pupils role play a number of crime stories, which have been developed using the stories and characters from the award winning ‘Keep On track‘ resource, which is available for free to all year 3 and 4 pupils across the county and was developed in partnership with NCC, the Police and Experian.  The ‘I Pledge‘ project follows on from this resource, building on this prior learning and will be delivered to years 5 and 6, reinforcing the key messages from their earlier learning. The pupils will select one of the crime related prevention stories to write their own courtroom workshop around.

During the project pupils will be supported to identify a pledge to their community not to commit crime.  Local police will assist this element and support the pupils to follow this up.

The goals of the project are to:

  • Improve children’s understanding of the consequences of their actions as citizens
  • Improve knowledge and understanding of the legal and criminal justice systems
  • Help improve children’s educational achievement and skill levels by enhancing their learning in the classroom
  • Engage children in active citizenship in their community through Citizenship models of learning and activity

For further information about how your school can get involved, click here