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Two young people in North Ayrshire have been educating their peers on the dangers of knife crime and interpersonal violence.

As part of the No Knives Better Lives (NKBL) programme peer educator, Jodie, and North Ayrshire Council Modern Apprentice, Erin, delivered inputs to pupils at St Anthony’s Primary School in Saltcoats on Tuesday afternoon (15th November 2016).

NKBL is a national campaign which aims to raise awareness on the consequences of carrying a knife and provides information on local activities and opportunities for young people. The educational inputs are interactive and also focus on the risks and consequences associated with taking alcohol and drugs.

PC Scott Murray, Safer Communities Officer in North Ayrshire, commented “By involving young people in the No Knives Better Lives programme through peer education they can help raise awareness of the risks and consequences associated with knife crime to other young people in the area.

“We would like to thank both Jodie and Erin for delivering this joint input to the pupils.”

For more information on No Knives Better Lives or the peer education programme visit:

http://noknivesbetterlives.com/

[Group photo courtesy of St Anthony’s Primary]