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Barry Donovan
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I work in a prison in the uk

a new thing the govenor has set up is a family day were cons that are well behaved can have there familys come down and instead of a normal old visit there will be activitys taking place, reward for there good behaviour.

luckily for me I get paid to do magic!
now its a firm belief of mine that education is what shapes your life (not in all instances) but a lot of prisoners are poorly educated, didn't attend schools etc

so I'm looking to put together a trick that has an educational tale to it, I don't want it to be a full deck trick nor do I want it to be quick and flashy
but definatly something that's put a message across and ends with a bang

any ideas?
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Hi Barry,

Whilst I understand where you're coming from and I think its wonderful that you want to make a positive impact on those around you, I'm not sure "magic with a message" will do the trick. Would you consider doing a great magic performance, really wowing everyone then offering some magic lessons? Learning new skills is very rewarding and heck, practising card tricks is a great way to pass the time.

Your point about education is bang on, but getting them to actually participate in education is better than educating "at" them.

Cheers,
David.
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On 2009-09-26 08:41, Shodan wrote:
Hi Barry,

Whilst I understand where you're coming from and I think its wonderful that you want to make a positive impact on those around you, I'm not sure "magic with a message" will do the trick. Would you consider doing a great magic performance, really wowing everyone then offering some magic lessons? Learning new skills is very rewarding and heck, practising card tricks is a great way to pass the time.

Your point about education is bang on, but getting them to actually participate in education is better than educating "at" them.

Cheers,
David.


I live on the isle of wight though david, all of the visitors ar emainland uk so lessons wouldnt be appropriate.
also don't think my govornor would be happy if I was spending time with prisoners kids!
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Ah....sorry, my mistake. I was thinking you would be offering the lessons to the prisoners!
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