The Senior Student team support Operation Sceptre.
Operation Sceptre, is a national campaign which takes place twice a year, supporting the work Hampshire Police carry out all year round to ensure residents are safe from knife crime in their communities. The campaign comprises a mix of targeted operational and educational activities to remove unwanted knives off the streets of Southampton, and to reassure young people they are safer not carrying knives and walking away from harm. As part of the campaign there will be colleagues from Hampshire Police at the end of the day across Southampton schools handing out information from #neverchooseknives.
Knife Crime has been highlighted as a major concern of young people across the country, with it topping last years ‘Make your mark’ poll, a survey of all students across England and Wales, which our students have participated in over the past 4 years. Our Senior Student team have also taken a proactive approach with the Violence Reduction Unit Manager for Southampton City Council, to provide a student’s perspective on how best to tackle this growing concern. We are very proud that our Senior students have been chosen as the representatives for student voice across the city.