Operation SCEPTRE – Help Us to Stop Knife Crime and Keep Young People Safe
Bury’s Community Safety Partnership is working with partners across the borough as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives.
As part of Operation SCEPTRE we are writing to all parents, guardians and carers to ask for your help in keeping our young people safe.
We know that some young people are carrying knives in order to protect themselves, however the reality is that carrying a knife actually increases the chance that you will be seriously injured or killed. It is most often the case that the knife being carried for protection ends up being used against the person carrying it.
We are aware that young people are not necessarily carrying specialist knives, but rather knives which are easily accessible within the kitchen at home.
It is important to understand that even when a person carries a knife for protection, simply having the knife in their possession is a criminal offence, and that on conviction, the offence carries a sentence of up to four years.
We know that most young people do not carry knives and would never consider doing so, however we would ask all parents to talk to their children about the dangers of carrying knives and to be vigilant of knives disappearing from within the home environment.
If you or your child has any information about knife crime, this can be reported to Greater Manchester Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Young people can also report information anonymously and find information, help, advice or support at Fearless.org
Help us to reduce knife crime and to keep our young people safe.
Community Safety Manager
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Our Year 10 girls’ basketball team won 3rd place in the Under 16s Greater Manchester School Games last week. The team were awarded their bronze medals at the Belle Vue Sports Village competition after beating Blessed John Henry Newman RC College in the first round. They lost against Reddish Vale but they refused to be deterred and won their final game against Swinton High and progressed into the next round.
A tough game against Trinity in the semi finals meant they went through into the third place play-off against Flixton Girls’ School and won convincingly.
The girls gave a cracking performance throughout the competition and should be very proud of themselves. They certainly did the school proud. Well done girls!
On Sunday 4th February, siblings Garfieh & Garlin Cheung, along with Jo Woodman and Miss Harvey took part in a sponsored 10km run around Tottington to raise money for this year’s Duke Of Edinburgh expeditions. Garfieh himself organised the run, and so far he has raised over half of the money that he and the other DofE students need. However, he still has some way to go. So if you would like to sponsor Garfieh to help him reach his target, please see him in school this week, or speak to Miss Harvey or Mr Cudworth (Duke Of Edinburgh organiser).
If you are interested in taking part in the Duke Of Edinburgh programme, check out our DofE page by clicking or tapping the link below:
Duke of Edinburgh Page
Garfieh and runners reach the finish