Gareth Malone takes on his toughest challenge - setting up a choir in Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute

TV Presenter Gareth Malone will be taking on one of the toughest challenges of career, setting up a choir in Aylesbury Young Offenders institute.

By Thomas Bamford
Monday, 6th January 2020, 2:35 pm
Updated Monday, 6th January 2020, 3:25 pm
Gareth Malone takes on his toughest challenge - setting up a choir in Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute
Gareth Malone takes on his toughest challenge - setting up a choir in Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute

You can watch his efforts tonight at 9pm, on BBC 2.

There is evidence that supports music slashing re-offending rates for young prisoners.

However, Aylesbury Young Offenders institute houses some of the most dangerous juvenile offenders in the United Kingdom.

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According to whatsontv.com Gareth faces logistical nightmares, reluctant performers, violent behaviour and constant prison lockdowns.

“It’s by far the most challenging environment I’ve ever worked in,” Gareth told TV Times.

I want to prevent reoffending and help these guys look to the future in a hopeful way.

“I wanted to show that these people are not demonised monsters.

“The problem is they are human beings who’ve made terrible mistakes. I hope people will see the complexity of these people.”