Year 8 learn how to stay safe with knife crime and gang awareness

Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Star Student

The Milton Keynes Academy has been working with a multi-agency steering group led by the Community Safety Partnership, ‘Safer MK’, to develop a project to raise awareness of knife crime and gangs across Milton Keynes.

Today, we hosted Alter Ego Creative Solutions, an organisation specialising in Theatre in Education. The team performed their hard-hitting performance “Breaking the Chain” to students in Year 8, raising awareness of the dangers of alcohol, knife crime and gangs. The performance is currently touring all secondary schools in Milton Keynes and will have been seen by over 3,000 students in Milton Keynes by the 8th March 2019.

Please find attached a leaflet providing advice and guidance to parents/carers. The leaflet includes information on key warning signs and indicators, as well advice on what to do if you are concerned about anyone who may be involved in knife crime or gangs. The guidance also includes useful contact numbers for key organisations should you require any further information or advice.

If you would like to discuss any concerns relating to your child, please contact a member of the pastoral team.

Would you like to see the performance for yourself?

A free performance is being made available to parents and carers, to learn about the dangers of knife crime and understand how to best protect your children and young people in Milton Keynes.

The event is being held at Kents Hill Park Secondary School, Timbold Drive, Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ on Wednesday 6th March 2019 at 6pm.

To book your free tickets to the event, please click here to the Eventbrite website.

Availability of tickets are strictly limited to 180 and will be open to all parents and carers from schools across Milton Keynes. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

 

 

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