Wigan school pupils learn about dangers of carrying weapons with new bee sculpture

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Pupils learned about the dangers of carrying weapons thanks to a thought-provoking sculpture.

Seized weapons were used by British Ironwork Centre to create a sculpture of a bee, in partnership with Greater Manchester Police.

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It is being used as an education tool and recently went to Outwood Academy in Hindley.

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Pupils learn about the bee at Outwood Academy HindleyPupils learn about the bee at Outwood Academy Hindley
Pupils learn about the bee at Outwood Academy Hindley

Principal Jude Norman said: “It was an invaluable opportunity for the whole school community to see the powerful and thought-provoking sculpture made from seized or surrendered weapons from the Greater Manchester area. The students were able to talk to police officers about the work they do to keep the community safe and its message of anti-aggression and anti-violence was very clear.

“Students were able to touch the sculpture and look closely at the vast array of weapons that it is made from. The visit gave officers an opportunity to speak to students about the dangers of carrying knives or firearms and they explained that many of the weapons in the sculpture are in fact legal.”