Duckmanton youngsters learn about the dangers of knives and knife crime

Staff from Derbyshire Police visited Duckmanton Primary School late last month.

Youngsters at a Duckmanton Primary School are some of the latest to listen to police officers speak about the dangers of knives and knife crime.

PCSO Janis Naylor of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team visited the school on Thursday, June 27 to talk to the children in Year Six about staying safe.

Officers spoke about the issue of knife crime, and covered the legal and moral responsibilities around carrying knifes.

The talk was requested by teachers at the school who thought it would be useful following increased exposure in the media about the issue, and it formed part of Project Zao, a Derbyshire partnership project to help target and prevent knife crime in the county.

PCSO Naylor said: “I visited the youngsters at Duckmanton Primary School to talk about the issue and hope that by talking to them about the dangers and risks of carrying knives we can help keep our youngsters safe in the future, and encourage them to make the right decisions should they find themselves in a situations involving knife related crime.”

Officers have been visiting other schools throughout Derbyshire as part of the Project Zao initiative.

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