Mrs J Adams, Life Skills Leader, writes:
On Monday 9th December, Year 8 had the privilege of watching a production called ‘Breaking the Chains’. The production aims to raise awareness around youth violence, focusing on knife crime as part of a public health approach to tackling the issue in and around our towns and cities. The story is a true
story about a young man of 27 who had recently been realised from prison. The young man is worried about his brother, sister and their friends who have also recently started to carry knives. He is desperate for them not to make the same mistake he made, but due to mounting tension he wants to ‘Break the Chains’ to avoid a tragedy.
‘The actors were really good. It had a good message and I learnt things I did not know before about knives and knife crimes’. Aimee Collom, 8OM
‘It was inspiring. I liked that it was funny and serious at the same time. The play was great. We all enjoyed it, but there was a serious message that we all understood’. Sajini Satheeskumar, 8S
‘I thought it was really educational. I learnt that if you carry a knife you are much more likely to get stabbed and it can backfire on you’. Sonny Walsh, 8H