Photgraphy: Graeme Braidwood



British Values, PSHE, Safeguarding, Literacy, Transition: Primary to Secondary

Age Group: 9-12 















Addresses requirements of Key Stage 2 curriculum:

  • Speaking and Listening.

  • Moral development.

Split Second is a participatory performance for primary school children aged 9-11 which will explore the causes and consequences of knife crime.


The programme takes place in the ring of a boxing club and explores the story of two young people and how a split-second decision to carry a knife has an impact on their lives. The children are asked to comment on the decisions the characters have made, offer advice and investigate how and why some young people feel the need to carry knives.


Children will

  • Challenge attitudes towards carrying knives and other weapons.

  • Identify choices and consequences with regard to carrying knives.

  • Practice strategies to resist peer influence and resolve conflict.


“A brilliant and effective workshop that helped the children think about the serious consequences of their actions. It  explored the difficult topic of knife crime in a way where children understood the impact without it being too graphic.”

Yr. 6 Teacher, Wardend Primary School

Access a comprehensive resource pack with follow-up activities which allow you to expand on learning from the workshop after our visit below. 

To book, or if you'd like to know more, email us by clicking "Get in Touch". 

Touring: Spring Term Jan 11th- Feb12th
Runtime: 90 Minutes 
Audience Capacity: Maximum 35 students per workshop

Requirements: School Hall or Large Cleared Classroom 


0121 265 4425

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