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Learning Resources, Royal Armouries Museum

At the Sharp End

Resources to support teachers and pupils
Self guided visits

Addressing the issues of serious violent crime across the county, the Royal Armouries is hosting an innovative installation, ‘At the Sharp End’,  until 25th September 2022. It has been developed in partnership with the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) which is funded by the Home Office and run by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The VRU takes a unique public health-led approach to tackle the underlying causes of violent crime, enabling specialists from health, police, education, youth justice, prisons, probation, and community groups to come together to help cut violent crime.

The hard-hitting and compact new display, uses objects, evidence, and first-hand accounts to highlight both the effects of violent crime and the positive work done by West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit and the police to intervene and prevent youth violence.

Our friends at the VRU have kindly developed a learning resource which can be used as a stand-alone classroom activity, or in combination with a visit to the exhibition.

More information about self-guided visits to the Royal Armouries Museum and contact details to book a visit.

Visit the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit websigte to learn more about its work.

Learning packs and resources

At the Sharp End Activity Notes (pdf, 1 MB)

At the Sharp End Activity Sheets (pdf, 1 MB)


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