Strong knife dangers play staged for Suffolk school pupils

Carrying a knife can have shocking consequences which can turn your world upside down – that was the message relayed to school pupils watching a specially-staged play at the theatre.

Pupils from Ipswich Academy performed The Fear That Feeds as part of Suffolk’s Bin a Blade anti-knife campaign.

Two performances were put on at the New Wolsey Studio for students at six local schools last Tuesday.

The Fear That Feeds tells the story of two close friends whose friendship is slowly torn apart by the influence of a new girl who drives a wedge between them.

It begins with name-calling and bullying, and culminates in one girl receiving a knife wound which clearly affects all those involved.

About 100 students and teachers watched the play in all.