Y9 & 10 Guns and Knives Take Lives Assembly

18th April 2018 00:00 - 18th April 2018 00:00

We are delighted to welcome South Yorkshire Police into the academy to present an assembly to Y9 and Y10 students to raise awareness on the consequences of carrying a knife.  

Stephen Merrett, Chief Officer, and Head of the Special Constabulary, said: “In South Yorkshire during April 2016 to March 2017 there were 96 offences involving the use of knives/sharp instruments in schools and colleges. As such, we need to do anything in our powers through prevention, intervention and education to reducing youth-related incidents involving knives. We show youngsters that the idea of carrying a knife for protection or their status is far from a glamorous one, and by carrying a knife you are more likely to use and get stabbed yourself.”

Stephen added, "Alongside our county wide Knife Crime campaign, #DropTheKnife, we’re raising awareness of the consequences of carrying a knife, whether it’s for you or a mate, you will be arrested and prosecuted. For possession alone, it is up to four years and it will land you with a criminal record for the rest of your life. We hope our message resonates with the youngest of South Yorkshire and they think twice about putting a knife in their pocket. Is it worth the risk?"