St Paul's Catholic College Providing Education For The Diocese Of Westminster
Drama students raising awareness of knife crime
St Paul’s Catholic College was recently asked by Surrey Police to produce a short devised piece on knife crime that could be taken around the local schools in Surrey.
Over the last term, some of the Year 9 Drama students have carried out extensive research - from watching documentaries, reading extracts of plays centred around knife crime and had talks from the Surrey Police. This has enabled them to work in two groups to produce a piece of drama where the information that is contained in the piece is factual and informative. They quickly learnt that knife crime is normally a result of drug use and dealing, and that people are more likely to be stabbed with their own weapon than someone else’s.
This has been a fantastic project for our students to be a part of and on Monday 15th July, Caroline Barnes from the Surrey Police, along with Will Jack from Spelthorne Council, presented the students with a 'Certificate of Appreciation' on behalf of the Spelthorne Safer Stronger Partnership in recognition of their outstanding work in raising awareness of the dangers of knife crime within the community. We have also now been nominated for a national award.
Well done to all our students - we are very proud.