Last week our Year 7 students took part in the Your Life You Choose programme, a multi-agency presentation run by magistrates in North West London in order to educate young people about crime and its consequences.
The programme is a fantastic way to raise awareness of gangs and knife crime among young people and teaches them how to protect themselves from it. This is the sixth year our school has participated in this programme.
Throughout the day, the students were rotated through a series of workshops with police officers, magistrates, prison officers, paramedics, inclusion officers and ex-offenders. They were taught about the dangers of carrying knives, how to keep themselves safe and away from crime, and the consequences that follow when making the wrong decisions.