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Knife Angel Visit, Rochester Cathedral

Yesterday some of our students went to visit the Knife Angel at Rochester Cathedral. The Knife Angel is recognised as the National Monument against violence and aggression. It will be the focal point for 28 days of education, reflection, remembrance and prayer in Medway, as it provides a powerful visual symbol of the dangers of carrying a knife.

Ben M in Year 10 told us about his visit.....

"Yesterday I went to see the Knife Angle in Rochester Cathedral with 60 other students. We sat down in the cathedral and one of the staff came and told us all about it. It is made up of 100,000 blunted and cleaned knives such as kitchen knives, butchers knives and rambos. We got into groups and walked around the cathedral reading the banners that told us about different people that had been stabbed. One of them had pulled a knife out to try and get the better of a situation but it had backfired and he had been stabbed. After we had read the banners we went outside to take pictures of the Knife Angle. We signed a book that promised we would never carry/stab someone with a knife. We then went into the crypt and saw pictures of people that had been stabbed and messages from their families. It made me feel upset because of how many people got stabbed and it made me not want to carry a knife."

The Knife Angel will be on display in the Cathedral’s gardens until the 29th September.

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