Check out some of the images from the students in the gallery
Learning new skills, taking a fresh look at the world around them and building self confidence are just some of the benefits of the Character Building programme.
Lancashire-based photographer Steven Ashton is teaching them how to capture images of their surroundings and how to edit images and to prepare for an exhibition. Following the sessions with Steve they will also get the chance to undertake a photography course at Blackpool and the Fylde College and will get a bespoke tour of UCLan.
Senior staff at pupil referral units across Lancashire are coming together to look at ways of collaborating, sharing knowledge (such as NLP) and supporting their students to consider their future options.
Students will follow the story of Eddie as part of a drama workshop, as he tries to decide what option to take and some of the issues and barriers he faces.