Construction begins on UK’s first ‘secure school’ in bid to stop reoffending

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Construction has begun on the UK’s first “secure school” where youngsters will be offered “mindfulness” sessions and a strict curriculum in a bid to steer them away from crime.

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said the “radical” institution being built on the former Medway Secure Training Unit in Kent would help drive down offending among a core of youngsters.

The site is described as a “school within a prison”, where it is hoped a strict routine and core subjects such as English and Maths and vocational subjects can help the young offenders turn their lives around.

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