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The Rowans pledge to promote safety

The Rowans is proud to be the first school in Medway to sign up to the Commitment Pledge to help keep pupils and others safe from knife harm and violent crime. There to witness the signing was the Mayor of Medway, Cllr Jan Aldous, and representatives from the VRU, Kent Police, Fearless and The Ben Kinsella Trust.

Headteacher, Fiona May said: ‘We are extremely proud to be the first school in Kent to sign up to the Pledge, all of our students are committed to keeping both themselves and their peers safe. After our trip to Ben Kinsella, one student told me: ‘‘It made me feel very sad but the whole day opened my eyes to the dangers of knife crime and made me think about my own safety when I am out by myself and with friends”.

‘So, this pledge is an important part of our school curriculum to help our pupils make informed choices, aspiring to be the best versions of themselves, taking and accepting social responsibility and contributing positively to their communities.’

The Commitment Pledge is presented to a school during their assembly by the Kent Police Schools’ Team and the VRU. Once students understand the promises, the headteacher signs it on their behalf and it is displayed in a prominent location. Each school is also offered VRU support to run two awareness campaigns per year, to keep the pledge high on their agenda.

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