At the time of writing this piece, more than 36 people had been killed through stabbings in London in 2019. Last year the figure totalled 138.
In just four days at the beginning of April, five people were stabbed in five separate incidents all within a mile or so radius of each other in Edmonton. In the same period, numerous assaults and muggings of students took place on evening buses as secondary children travelled home from school.
Less than half a mile from these violent incidents, sits Raynham Primary School, one of the largest primary schools in the country. As the spring term came to a close, most schools were focusing on Easter celebrations and spring projects. Some were starting to think about the impending assessments facing children in the summer term.
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