Year 8 go out looking for trouble!
Y8 study crime prevention in the local area.
On the 28 November, Year 8 went on a short geography field trip to study crime and environmental safety in the local area. We walked around the streets near school and looked for signs of physical disorder such as litter, broken glass, graffiti, broken fences and overgrown hedges. For each house passed, we checked if crime prevention measures had been taken, such as burglar alarms, CCTV cameras, neighbourhood watch signs and security lights. There were different levels and types of crime in different places. For example, in the small alleyway called Grenfell Walk there was lots of litter and graffiti, whereas on Morland Avenue there was barely any physical disorder. We found that on Morland Avenue and Grenfell Road around 75-80% of homes have burglar alarms. At certain points we stopped to give a safety perception score of how safe we would feel there on our own. This trip helped us to understand the main types of crime in our area and the main crime prevention measures. We collected the data on a map for our G.I.S. (Geographical Information Systems) topic, which we later made into a Powerpoint presentation. This was a fun trip because we got to see how safe the environment is around Leicester High School.
Louise Marriage, Rheya Johri, Zaina Bhayat, Khizra Soneji and Gracie Bosworth, Year 8