25/03/2010 by mcmakarolyn
Manchester Creative and Media Academy (MC&MA) has placed its stamp of approval on Rathbone’s ‘No Knives More Lives’ project at the Manchester-based youth charity’s evaluation seminar.
Barry Fishwick, Executive Principal of MC&MA, was part of a distinguished panel of participants in the scheme. The seminar took place at City Tower in Manchester City Centre.
The panel included Detective Chief Inspector Dave Boon of Greater Manchester Police, Dr Geoff Hayward, Director of Research at Oxford University and Kate McDonald, Head of Youth Intervention at Manchester City Council.
They all detailed their involvement in ‘No Knives More Lives’ and took questions from the audience, which was filled with young people who have participated in the scheme.
‘No Knives More Lives’ is an outreach project that, as well as with pupils from our academy, works with the police, Manchester City Council and various youth groups around the city.
Barry reflected on last week’s event here at MC&MA. Six girls from the academy were presented with certificates, which celebrated them
completing the ‘No Knives More Lives’ project, at the high-profile event promoting national anti-knife campaign ‘Count Me In’.
He said: “I got a phone call over the summer asking if I knew who Rathbone was. I said no, but I looked in them and got in contact with them.
“Throughout the project youth workers Trevor and Claire [Rathbone] have been great with the kids; they didn’t want them to leave.
“Rathbone have been fantastic.”