Year 9 Students Tackle Knife Crime

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We were visited this week by the Police Youth Team who led a hard-hitting assembly about the dangers of knife crime to our Year 9 students.

They tackled lots of topics, such as the increase in knife crime among teens, and students were encouraged to speak up, take responsibility and report knife crime even if it’s their friend. Some myths were busted like how criminal records don’t really get “wiped”, and information was given about the age of criminal responsibility and how bystanders to a crime could also be at risk of prosecution.

The assembly is part of an ongoing project with the Police Youth Team who will be running assemblies on other important issues affecting youths today, small group mentoring and PSHE sessions.

The assembly reflects the UK Youth Parliament vote from earlier in the term, where Longhill students balloted to have knife crime at the top of the Youth Parliament agenda and there was a really positive engagement from students.

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