As part of their GCSE English paper, Year 11 have been learning about Crime and Punishment. Last week, Year 11 students had the opportunity to visit the Knife Angel on its journey throughout the UK. Blackburn Cathedral has been the 15th location for the monument and has been designed to promote the National Youth Anti-Violence Educational Programme.
Whilst visiting the site, students learnt about the significance of Knife Angel and how it comprises of 100,000 seized blades and knives and has over 80 engraved messages from families who have been affected by knife crime.
Following the visit, students were encouraged to write letters to the Prime Minister, write a speech for a school assembly and design an anti-knife leaflet as part of their GCSE to help contribute towards their final grade for this paper.