A bit about you…

Please tell us a little bit about you before we start.

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A bit about you…

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How old are you?

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A bit about you…

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Please select your gender

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Have you been to one of the Ben Kinsella exhibitions before?

We have one in Islington (London), Barking (East London) and Nottingham.

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What is your email address?

(We won’t contact you. It is only used to send you your certificate)

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Victims

We are going to look at the lives of two victims of knife crime.

The first is Ben Kinsella. Ben was stabbed in an unprovoked attack and tragically died later in hospital.

The second is David. David survived his attack but was left scarred for life.

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Victims

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Choose 3 words (adjectives) which you think most accurately describe a victim of a knife crime.

There is no right or wrong answer.

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Victims

Ben was killed from a knife attack, and David was left scarred for life from a knife attack. In your opinion, who do you think were the victims of knife crime?

Don’t worry if you don’t know because you’ll have the chance to change your answer later if you want to.

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David

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Watch this video about David. He was stabbed in the eye.

The story of a victim of knife crime

What were David’s ambitions and hobbies before he was stabbed?

Choose all that apply.

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David’s mum says

“Before the attack he was really into his music and he wanted to make it as a drum and base MC. Did lots of parties in London, Brixton Academy… One Nation. He played professional football, had trials for QPR, Crystal Palace. He was doing an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery. So very determined, very strong willed. Very outgoing, very sociable. And now his main dreams are to get out the wheelchair. He wants to be able to walk, even if it’s with a frame or a walking stick.”

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David

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What are David’s ambitions and hobbies after he was stabbed?

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David’s mum says

“now his main dreams are to get out the wheelchair. He wants to be able to walk, even if its with a frame or a walking stick.”

David’s life has been changed forever. Many of his hobbies and ambitions have completely changed. His biggest ambition is now to get out of his wheelchair and to be able to walk again.

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David’s mum.

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How has David's Mum's life changed since David was stabbed?

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We are going to learn a little bit about Ben Kinsella and what happened to him.

Ben Kinsella went to Beacon High (then Holloway School) in Islington and was a normal teenager. He was good at art and had just got his first job as a graphic designer in his local café.

Ben had three sisters and a loving family. He loved playing music and sports. He was a keen football fan and he and his Dad George used to go to watch Arsenal play.

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Ben was just 16 years old when he was stabbed to death. Having finished his GCSEs he went out to a local bar to celebrate with friends. During the evening there was an altercation in the bar between friends of Ben and 3 other teenagers, Ben was not involved in the incident in any way.

On his way home Ben and his friends realised that they were being followed. They split up, and whilst his friends decided to run, Ben calmly carried on his way home. Ben was the first person the 3 teenagers found and in an unprovoked attack, Ben was stabbed to death.

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Ben’s family

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Watch this video about Ben Kinsella’s family.

Warning: This film contains very sad and emotional footage which you may find upsetting. If someone close to you has recently passed away, you may not want to watch this video.

Write down up to 5 words for how this video makes you feel. There is no right or wrong answer.

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The story of a family’s loss to knife crime

Ben Kinsella tragically lost his life and was a victim to this crime, but his family were also victims and have to live with the pain of his loss, daily.

A victim is someone who has suffered as a result of someone else’s actions or beliefs or as a result of unpleasant circumstances.

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We have looked at the lives of two victims of knife crime.

This is what you told us about victims earlier. Would you like to change any of your answers?

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Choose another 3 words (adjectives) which you think most accurately describe a victim of a knife crime.

There is no right or wrong answer.

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In these stories, in your opinion, who do you think were the victims of knife crime?

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Answer:
A victim is someone who has suffered as a result of someone else's actions or beliefs or as a result of unpleasant circumstances.

The victims are been and David but the families, friends and everyone around them are also victims.

The pain and suffering from knife crime, like the ripples when you throw a pebble into a lake, go on and on.

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If this lesson has affected you and you need support there is help available.

Talk to an adult who you trust
Think about who you could talk to. A trusted adult could be your mother, father or carer, or it could be a teacher at school or a youth worker or a social worker.

If you are in danger, you should call 999 and ask for the police
The police help to keep the public safe, and they will help you if you need them.

Seek support from a website or helpline
You can access many free, online services if you are worried. You can contact Childline by phone, email or online chat. Their website is www.childline.org.uk or you can call them on 0800 1111.

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Your results will be emailed to the email provided.