16/03/2010 by mcmakarolyn
As you can see from the video above, Manchester Creative and Media Academy (MC&MA) was in the media spotlight this morning.
It’s just one part of our instrumental contribution to national anti-knife crime campaign ‘Count Me In: Together We Can Stop Knife Crime’.
Ex-Eastenders star Brooke Kinsella and Richard Taylor spoke to students about the initiative at the event, which was attended by journalists from Granada Reports, BBC Radio Manchester, Real Radio, Key 103 and the Manchester Evening News.
Brooke and Richard also presented certificates to MC&MA students who have taken part in Manchester-based youth charity Rathbone’s six-week ‘No Knives More Lives’ project here at the academy.
Students from the girls’ site who completed ‘No Knives More Lives’ were Jade Weir, Stacey Saunders, Jennifer Chalmers, Chantelle Clynes, Olivia Walker, Atlanta Connelly, Jennifer Passman and Holly Bailey. Pupils from MC&MA (Boys) are currently taking part.
‘Count Me In’, an initiative launched by the Government and charity Families United on Monday March 15, takes a positive stance on preventing similar tragic accidents that happened to Brooke and Richard’s families.
Brooke’s brother Ben was killed after being stabbed in June 2008, while 10 years ago, Richard’s son Damilola bled to death after his murderers caused a gash in his thigh.
‘Count Me In’ aims to get thousands of young people to join an online campaign to end knife crime. Hosted through the Families Utd website and Facebook, young people will be urged to join the campaign with a week of activity in and around schools across the country.
For more information about Rathbone and to sign up to the Count Me In campaign go to:
To see MC&MA on Granada Reports, click here: