Knife crimes involving young people hit the headlines with shocking frequency. This lesson is designed to encourage students to think about the potential consequences of carrying a knife. It looks at some of the reasons that young people might feel they need to carry a knife and asks them to think of alternative options for Bib; a youngster who finds himself in a difficult situation.
How To Use
This lesson is a valuable addition to the PSHE curriculum. It addresses the issue of knife crime and will engage young people in thoughtful discussions about the topic. There is also a video to illustrate a scenario in which a young person becomes involved in a violent crime. The video should spark discussion and feedback that will support the main task of the lesson, which is to think of alternative actions that a young person could take to avoid getting involved in a violent incident involving a knife.