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February 27th 2019

Anti-Knife Crime Summit

On 14 February 2019, a select group of The Halley Academy students were invited to attend the Anti-Knife Crime Summit: Choose Life, Not The Knife at Charlton Athletic Football Ground as part of the Greenwich Young People's Council.

In addition to the opportunity to learn how to keep our young people and each other safe, there was a chance to ask the Chief Superintendent for the Borough and the Leader of Greenwich Council vital questions relating to their work around safety and protection in the borough. 

We were proud to see a previous student and local musician Romzy (Romario Schersmith-Adams) on the panel of experts speaking up against knife crime and encouraging positive action among the young people present. 

Those in attendance learned about of the legal implications around carrying a knife, medical intervention if someone has been a victim of a knife attack and worked on community responses to current issues with another youth rapper and anti-knife crime activist. 

Our students were articulate and fully engaged with the activities during the day. The summit addressed many issues that affect our youth, not just locally, but nationally and offered excellent insight into how we can work together to stay safe and protect ourselves and each other. 

Well done and huge thanks to the students who represented our Academy. 

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