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How do I book a knife crime prevention workshop?

Simply go to benkinsella.org.uk/book and find a time and place that’s right for you! If you prefer to speak to someone then feel free to contact us.

 

What’s the maximum number of young people I can bring to a workshop?

30. If you would like to bring more, then you will need to book an additional workshop.

For Pupil Referral Units or Alternative Provision, the maximum is 10.

We recommend that supervising adults know the young people who are visiting and have a relationship with them.

 

Can I visit the exhibition before I bring the young people?

Yes. We will give you and colleagues a full tour of the exhibition for free if you have not visited us before. Please contact us to arrange this.

 

How much is a knife crime prevention workshop?

We do our best to keep workshop costs as low as we can. Our workshops are subsidised from our core funding by almost 50%, meaning a single workshop is just £240 (£8 per child based on a class size of 30).

If your organisation is based in London Borough of Islington or London Borough of Barking and Dagenham then your workshop is fully funded. Enter the voucher codes ISLINGTON or LBBD respectively when booking.

 

Do you offer any discounts?

We occasionally offer promotional discounts. To be kept informed, please sign up to our mailing list.

If the cost of the workshop continues to be prohibitive, please contact us.

 

Can you run workshops outside of your 10am and 12:30pm slots?

Potentially yes. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

Can we have lunch at the exhibition?

Unfortunately there are no facilities at either of our exhibitions to purchase food and drink, and we lack the space for a large group to eat packed lunch.

 

Can you come to our school / youth club to run a workshop? Do you run assemblies?

We strongly believe in the unique and immersive experience that a visit to our exhibition offers. It has been very carefully designed to ensure the visits are educational, impactful and memorable. We don’t believe we can recreate the experience in the classroom or in an assembly and strongly encourage an exhibition visit instead.

If you’re unable to visit our exhibition, we have several classroom learning resources such as lesson plans and films which you may find useful.

 

Can I choose the actor in the prison cell?

Yes. We work hard not to reinforce gender or ethnic stereotypes. We have a diverse team of actors who can play the role of the prisoner and if you would prefer a specific actor for your visit then we will be happy to accommodate where availability allows.

 

Can I reschedule or cancel my workshop?

Yes. If your workshop is 14 days or more away, then you can click the ‘Change / Cancel Appointment’ link in your confirmation email. Your changes will be noted and you will not be charged. If you prefer to speak to us, please contact us.

For workshops which are 14 days or less away, a cancellation or rescheduling fee may apply (see our terms and conditions of booking). Please contact us.

 

Why is my organisation being charged for cancelling a workshop?

When we arrange a workshop for you, we face staff and administration costs in advance of the workshop. Unfortunately, for workshops which are cancelled with less than 14 days’ notice we are unable to redeem those costs and as such have to pass them on.

 

Are there any additional resources that you can provide following our visit?

Yes. We have QR codes in each area of our exhibition which link you to related lesson plans that support post visit learning. You can download further resources from our resources for teachers and practitioners.

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