Mackenzie Thorpe Centre

The Mackenzie Thorpe Centre is an independent specialist school based in South Bank, Redcar and Cleveland for pupils aged 5-19

Working together to inspire, support, celebrate and equip autistic and neurodiverse people to fulfil their potential in life.

Wayne Berry, one of the community-based learners in class 6, visited the Chris Cave Foundation in Redcar to learn about the impact of knife crime on families and communities.

Teacher Dean Sullivan says that Wayne listened really well and asked questions about the angel wall which features photos of knife crime victims. Wayne was shocked to find out that children as young as two-years-old have been killed by someone using a knife. 

Theresa, the founder has asked Wayne to do some homework for her and would like him to design a poster that she can have printed and put up on the wall inside the foundation and on her social media and YouTube channel. The poster has to include "put the knife down" and pictures relating to knives.  

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