This week saw us hold a series of special assemblies to highlight the issue of anti weapons/knife crime.  Aberdeen City Council has developed a series of initiatives as a result of the fatal stabbing which took place last year.  Part of the strategy involves educating all young people about the issue.  It also encourages them never to carry a weapon and to report any concerns which they may have.

It is a really important message and I was very encouraged by the serious manner in which they listened to the messages at the special assemblies.  I attach a copy of the poster which is displayed in all our schools and the slides used at our special assemblies and hope we can work together as a community to keep all youngsters safe.