Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit

For the past 12 months, the Violence Reduction Unit have worked in collaboration with the Bauer Academy to engage young people in workshops to address the key issues and the consequences of knife and weapon crime.

Over 200 young people from 28 schools and colleges across Greater Manchester have been engaged in online content creation workshops designed to encourage young people to think about the issues we face in an interactive way.

Based on the information provided, young people designed storyboards around key issues and the consequences of knife and weapon crime.

Winning storyboard

The winning storyboard from a student at Salford College, has now been built into an animation that will be shared with young people across Greater Manchester.

Over 80% of the students who took part said their knowledge of knife and weapon crime had increased following the workshops.

The Bauer Academy was founded in 2014 to create a talent pipeline for Bauer’s multi-platform media business in the UK. The Bauer Academy grew rapidly, launching partnership programmes with The Big Lottery, The Rank Foundation, the European Social Fund, and The Prince’s Trust, amongst others. The learners on these programmes are given access to Bauer Media’s experts and resources to learn practical skills like content production and creative writing, as well as employability training. In 2016, The Bauer Academy was accepted on to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.

Article posted on: 01/11/2021 03:11pm

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