Art installation highlighting gun and knife crime prevention to launch at The Strand Shopping Centre
Conquer Life CIC’s ‘Stay Safe’ project, commissioned by the Home Office Crime Community Fund, are launching an installation at The Strand Shopping Centre this week.
The installation will open on Thursday 21st February 2019 and be available for members of the public to view until Monday 25th February 2019.
Conquer Life CIC launched the Stay Safe campaign in September 2018 and have been visiting primary schools across Liverpool delivering workshops and educating them on the top 5 steps to stay safe around gun and knife crime.
The Stay Safe project has addressed over 500 young people in schools and over 600 through their detached youth-work team in the Bootle area, delivering workshops in community hubs, primary schools and secondary schools.
Pledges and posters designed and created by the young people who have taken part in the Stay Safe workshops across primary schools in Liverpool are the focal point of the art installation. The aim of the display is to showcase the work of the young people and promote the Stay Safe campaign.
As a celebration of the positive change they’re helping to create, Conquer Life was supported by the local council to run an art competition as part of the project. The competition involved the young people designing a stay street safe poster which incorporates the 5 steps they’ve learned, along with other ways to stay safe in the community. The winning poster will be displayed in every park in Sefton.
Sharon Devine, Stay Safe Co-ordinator said, “Here at Conquer Life, we believe that the key to preventing gun and knife crime is early intervention. Through our workshops we have shaped the way that young people think about staying safe when out and about. By providing them with real-life situations and scenarios, put forward in a friendly and animated way, they are now better equipped to manage and handle a problematic and potentially harmful situation, should it arise.” –