Aberdeen City Council’s anti-weapon/knife pledge #lifenotknife was officially launched on Friday the 10th March 2017 at Scotstown School. The pupils of Scotstown were the first to sign the pledge to never carry weapon and to share information on knife crime. Young people in Aberdeen are being asked to pledge their support, which means that they will:
- Never carry a weapon/knife;
- See it, hear it, share it. If they see or hear of someone carrying a weapon/knife then they will share this information.
The Council’s anti-weapon/knife crime strategy is aligned to the recommendations of the Independent Review by Andrew Lowe, which followed the tragic death of Bailey Gwynne at Cults Academy in October 2015.
The Council’s commitment to deliver an anti-weapon/knife crime strategy will see schools receive a special anti-weapon/knife school pack. The #lifenotknife pledge is an educational activity which can be used within a class environment By getting classes to sign the pledge together we will promote a collaborative approach to creating a safer community.
Already, we have had support across the council and with our partners.
Source: Directors Blog