EFL Day Of Action: Knife Crime Workshop

ELF Day of Action Throughout every week we provide a variety of activities all over Blackpool to support our community.  EFL Day of Action took place on Tuesday 19th March 2019 and is a day to celebrate what people do for each other. As part of EFL Day of Action, Blackpool FC Community Trust held a Knife Crime Workshop at Blackpool & The Fylde College, engaging their sports students and participants from our NCS programme.  The workshop was delivered by Activ8 Self Defence who discussed the dangers of carrying knives and how to protect yourself if you were caught in that situation.  One of the participants said, “It has been a real eye opener.  I didn’t realise how much of a problem knife crime was so to be able to see how I can defend myself is great.” Jonny, Senior Social Inclusion Officer, “With the current problems in society in regards to knife crime we felt that it should be a key component to our NCS programme to include self-defence and awareness of knife crime.  Therefore the workshop, delivered by Acitv8, is a really good opportunity to open the eyes of young people to see the devastating results and dangers of carrying knives, whilst learning what could be valuable self-defence techniques.” We also held an educational Q&A session encouraging local school pupils to ‘Show Racism the Red Card’, visited St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School to see part of our Premier League Primary Stars provision and went to Highfield Day Care Centre to speak to one of our Traineeship participant and see her in action. We will be holding more Knife Crime Workshops throughout the year.  If you would like more information please keep an eye on our social media pages or contact Michael on 01253 348 691.