December marks the arrival of the Knife Angel in Milton Keynes, created from 100,000 weapons seized by the police across the UK. During the month the Safety Centre will deliver life saving safety education to 1,500 Milton Keynes primary school students between 9-11 years old. Sessions focus on the dangers of carrying a knife, the life changing consequences of carrying and using a knife, the law around carrying a weapon or witnessing a knife attack and how to protect yourself, your future, your community and everyone around you.
Knife Crime Safety Education Programme
Our Choices and Consequences Knife Crime sessions are being delivered out into schools across the city of Milton Keynes as well as to students at the DONS Stadium, where the Knife Angel is situated between 1 December-8 January 2023. The sculpture created by the British Ironworks is positioned outside gate 1 at Stadium MK and at 27 foot high is a focal point of the Bletchley stadium precinct this December.
Today we delivered our first knife crime education sessions into schools in MK and students wrote messages of hope to be displayed at the Knife Angel all December.
The Knife Angel Arrives in MK
Welcomed into Milton Keynes by a police bikes and horse escort with police horses Loki and Victor, the statue arrived on a foggy Thursday afternoon. Our education team and CEO joined our partners Thames Valley Police, MK City Council, MK DONS SET and the press to talk about the importance of our life saving education, being delivered this December and beyond to primary and secondary students across our region.
Maya Joseph-Hussain Chief Executive of the Safety Centre said
“We’re here today to talk about the lifesaving learning programme we’re delivering, challenging misconceptions around knife crime and highlighting the life changing consequences it can have. I was humbled to meet and speak with Jason Fathers, father of Jay who tragically died as a result of a knife attack in 2o21. We spoke about the importance of knife crime education for young people across the country and the devastating impact of knife crime on families and communities. Our education programme delivered by our expert team, approaches the challenging topic of knife crime in an age appropriate, sensitive way. We will be delivering sessions across the month of action in December and across schools in Slough when the angel moves on in January.”
Find Out More
To find out more about how the Safety Centre team can support your school with knife crime education contact the education team on 01908 263009 or email email@example.com.
Maya Joseph-Hussain CEO of the Safety Centre, Jason Fathers, father of Jay Fathers, with his pledge, Euan Livingston Thames Valley Police Area Commander