Tackling knife crime - the Third Ben Kinsella Trust exhibition has launched in Barking

Tackling knife crime – the Third Ben Kinsella Trust exhibition has launched in Barking.

The Ben Kinsella Exhibition offers immersive anti-crime workshops on the dangers and consequences of knife crime. It is a part of Newham’s Youth Safety Schools Offer which aims to establish a whole system approach to youth safety in the borough.

The Ben Kinsella exhibition launched September 29 in Barking and Dagenham. Other locations also include - Islington, North London and the National Justice Museum in Nottingham. 

The exhibition is the third one by the Ben Kinsella Trust and uses the power of pictures to tell the heart-breaking story of Ben and other teenagers who have similarly lost their lives to knife crime.

Through anti-knife crime workshops, aimed at young people between 10-16 years old, the exhibition educates them by showing them the journey of both the victim and the offender. An interactive mix of role play, video testimony featuring real life stories, quizzes and surveys is used for an engaging and age-appropriate learning spaces.

Those workshops are on a mission to change young people’s attitudes to knife crime and expose the myth that carrying a knife will protect you. They strengthen peer values, ensuring young people give better advice to each other when it comes to carrying a knife and make positive choices to stay safe.

Schools and colleges can express interest in the Ben Kinsella Exhibition and the wider Youth Safety Schools Offer by completing the form and returning to: [email protected] and [email protected].

Published: 06 Oct 2021