Centre aims to educate young people with bad records

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A new centre to put young people with bad school records back on the right track is set to open its doors in Sheffield.

Sheffield-based charity In 2 Change opens its new premises in Hicks Street, Neepsend tomorrow.

The centre will be used as an education facility for youngsters who have been excluded from school, are at risk of offending or have been referred by the probation service and other organisations. It features a makeshift cell to show what prison is really like.

Bosses say In 2 Change’s new home will allow the charity to deliver services to even more young people across Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster.

South Yorkshire’s High Sheriff Lady Ruby Sykes and police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright are set to attend the ribbon-cutting at 1pm.