Knife crime is a growing problem across the whole of Bedfordshire and we’d like your help spread the word about the consequences of carrying a knife.
‘Knife crime’ is simply any crime that involves a knife. If you’re under 18 then that includes even carrying a knife or trying to buy one. It also includes threatening someone and the most serious crimes such as murder, robbery or burglary where a knife is used.
Some young people say that they carry a knife for protection or to make them feel safer, but research has shown that you’re actually more likely to become a victim of crime if you’re carrying a knife.
And the consequences are pretty heavy too: not only do you put yourself at risk of serious injury, or being killed, you could also face a £5,000 fine and four years in jail.
Bedfordshire Police need your help. We’d like you to make a short radio advert to spread the word to young people just like you about the dangers of carrying a knife.
Take a good look at the resources section to make sure you’ve got all the facts.
You don’t need a load of specialist equipment, in fact you can make a really good advert on your phone or tablet. It’s the script that’s important. Take time to make sure you include all the important information and that you’ve got a brilliant, creative idea to make it interesting to the people who will hear it.
There are lots of other schools across Bedfordshire taking part in this project and the best adverts will be shared online and broadcast on the radio too.
Your advert needs to be about one minute duration and you need to send it to us by Thursday 7th December at the latest.
So, what are you waiting for? Get creative, have fun and we look forward to hearing your ads soon.
Places in our workshops on 5th December in Bedford or 7th December in Luton are on a first-come-first-served basis.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your students in (maximum 6 students per school).
Note: The competition element of this project has now closed but feel free to use the materials
If you are having any problems, please fill out the contact form below.