On Wednesday 16th October students and staff had the opportunity to attend the weapons sweep of Maiden Lane estate, also attended by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan (Camden New Journal). Our own designated school police officer, PC Mary Loizou, also attended.
The knife crime event was educational, interesting and informative, highlighting how gangs get the younger children involved by enticing them into a lavish lifestyle but then the young ones cannot get out of the cycle of criminal events.
After some interesting talks we went within the local community and helped the police officers, as well as the police commissioner Cressida Dick, to search for hidden knives around the borough. Information was given on how to become a police cadet and how police cadets are trained to go into shops to see if alcohol, cigarettes or fireworks are being sold illegally.