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WEAPONS Resources & Signposting
GUNS & KNIVES TAKE LIVES / PRECIOUS LIVES
The overall objective of the programme is to de-glamorise guns, knives and gangs in society and present the real dangers faced by young people if they choose to carry a weapon or associate with a gang. By giving students accurate and honest information, it allows them to weigh up the options, identify the risks and consequences and make informed choices.
PC Rob Pedley still has capacity to take bookings for this assembly input:
T: 101 Ext. 7630 6348
Recre8: Offer four short knife crime scenes and an original resource aimed at young people who are at risk of carrying a knife, free to all schools in Birmingham - click the link to the left, to access the resources (password details below).
All four original scenes, password: caniaskwhy
Downloadable .pdf of the full resource: askwhyresource
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT MEDIA SHARED ON THIS PAGE IS VIEWED IN ITS ENTIRETY PRIOR TO SHARING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Convicted murderer Sadam Essakhil speaks on life-ruining consequences of carrying a knife.
Sadam was aged just 15 when he and a friend murdered a 24-year-old man and seriously injured another, with a knife taken from his kitchen drawer in Handsworth, Birmingham, in May 2015.
He was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 19 years in prison.
"It's not nice, having to live with the feeling that I've taken a life. Especially when you're in your cell, thinking about things, they come to haunt you..."
'Real Knives, Real Lives' Joe Holdsworth, 20, from Walsall wants young men to understand the peer pressure to carry a knife is not worth a life.
He has teamed up with Fixers to make this short film.
Read more about his story here
A London Fixer is challenging what she feels are the misconceptions surrounding the 'type' of people that become mixed up in gangs.
Temi Mwale, 18, from Barnet has helped create this film to shed light on the issue, and prevent young people from getting caught up in gang culture.