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#LifeOrKnife

Schools pack and talks

#LifeorKnife schools pack

(60 min)

West Midlands Police have created their own #LifeorKnife – the choice is yours schools pack for officers, or even teachers to deliver into schools. The packs include:

  1. A ready-made PowerPoint presentation
  2. A supporting lesson plan and information
  3. Helpful delivery guidance

The pack which is aimed at young people aged around 14 and above, centres around the choices young people have, knife crime facts, and the impact it can have on those around them.

It is an engaging presentation made up of quizzes, audio and impacting true-life local case studies of victim’s families, offender’s stories and their families.

To access this pack please contact your local policing team who can arrange a visit or send you the pack.

Due to the powerful nature of the pack content, the presentation is not allowed to be delivered outside of a school environment.


Stop and Search schools pack

(30 min)

To aid the #LifeorKnife schools pack, West Midlands Police have created a pack for schools around Stop and Search.

The presentation teaches young people what Stop and Search is, the powers it includes as well as what young people can expect to happen if they ever find themselves in a Stop and Search situation.

The packs include:

  1. A ready-made PowerPoint presentation
  2. A supporting lesson plan and information
  3. Helpful delivery guidance

To access this pack please contact your local policing team who can arrange a visit or send you the pack.


Precious Lives presentation

(70 min)

The Precious Lives Project, funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, works with young people in schools to divert them away from youth violence.

Usually delivered to whole year groups in a hall setting, it looks at recent youth murders and how ordinary young people made a choice that had life changing consequences for so many. It is focused around knife crime but has been adapted to a wide range of audiences covering varied topics from drugs and anti-social behaviour to being more motivated to achieve at school

Book sessions directly by emailing PC Rob Pedley.

See further help and advice for other programmes that can be delivered in your school.