First Leeds supports "Leeds Lives not Knives" campaign
First Leeds is supporting a West Yorkshire Police campaign to encourage children to sway against gangs and knife crime.
A hard-hitting play about the dangers of peer pressure will be performed to hundreds of pupils from Leeds schools. It is part of the “Leeds Lives not Knives” campaign, which is taking a far more direct approach to getting this message over to young people across our city.
First Leeds is supporting the campaign by supplying transport for seven different schools so that over 2500 pupils across the East of Leeds can attend to watch the play.
PC Mark Rothery, of Chapeltown Police, who helped organise the campaign, explains: “We need different ways of reaching the young people. There is no point in me, a police officer, standing and lecturing them about the dangers of knives, as it just won’t work. This performance of the play called Terriers is amazing, with a real life story at the heart of it.”
For more information visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk