Why this Workshop?
In 2017-2018, 21,831 people were convicted or reprimanded for carrying a knife
1 in 5 are under 18 year olds
Over 8 years knife crime has risen by 44.9%
NHS admissions for assault with knife crime for under 19 year olds has risen by 55% since 2012
This workshop has been developed to help stop children feeling the need to arm themselves before leaving the house! We have worked closely with the Youth Justice Board and Police to make sure we have a great Just Enough style session for your children with a subject that for some, maybe very close to home. This workshop breaks the myths around the idea that knives give you ‘respect’ ‘protection’ or ‘strength’. Children will be inspired to believe that they are valuable - more valuable than a mobile phone!
They will learn…
How adults should always protect you, yet some abuse their status as an adult (e.g. in gangs).
How to tell if someone is not looking out for your best interests
How someone can be sucked into a gang
What gang members are sometimes made to do
Why they might feel worried enough to carry a knife,
That knives do not protect you, but instead get you into more danger and trouble.
What to do if you are worried - (instead of carrying a knife)
How arguments escalate - yet, the better thing to do would be to walk away.
What to do if you feel as though you are in danger
How one person can change the world
Who to talk to if you feel pressured into carrying a knife
That children are powerful, valuable and important!
We all want a better world for our children and with this style of learning and engagement it can be achieved! Yes the school can use of this work towards Ofsted but fundamentally we want the next generation to have the tools in their future to be able to make a kinda world that does not have these issues that have thrived under us.
Ofsted Inspectors are guided to consider the evidence that action is taken to raise awareness of children and learners in relation to a range of safeguarding matters so that children are able to understand, respond to and calculate risk effectively.
"We collate the feedback that we receive from children and send it to our schools to use as evidence in their Ofsted portfolios"
Schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.