WordPress asks what inspires me to blog. It’s simple:
I like feeling happy; and I like making other people feel happy.
Last night we attended Spud’s GCSE Certificate Presentation Evening. I’d give you a photograph but the back of even my beautiful baby’s head is pretty dull.
The Chair of Governors is an ex-policeman. In his speech about the students’ future, he misquoted Churchill, gave us his life story, and warned us that prisons only produce prisoners, leading to a heated debate in the car on the way home on the merits of prison and rehabilitation.
The debate reminded me of a couple of videos I wanted to share with you months ago but couldn’t, because I was unable to upload them to my blog. My browser has settled down now, so here they are. Enjoy!
Here’s an except from their Wikipedia entry:
Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) is a prison in Cebu, in Cebu Province, Philippines. It is a maximum security prison facility with a capacity for 1600 inmates.
The prison became well known for its rehabilitation program in 2005-2010 based on a program of choreographed exercise routines for the inmates. Known as CPDRC Dancing Inmates, the recordings of the various routines of the prisoners online supervised by the head of the prison Byron F. Garcia rendered them an international online celebrity sensation and phenomenon.
And just to show how current they are, here’s another: