A school has been awarded almost £10,000 to help educate pupils on knife crime.

The money, which has come from the Police and Crime Commissioner, was given to Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College in Burnley after the neighbourhood policing team along with community support officers for the area and officials from the school applied specifically for the funding.

It comes as police across the county have recently been delivering educational talks in primary and secondary schools on the dangers of knife crime, under their annual campaign entitled Operation Sceptre.

Operation Sceptre is a week of intense action to help raise awareness of the dangers of knife crime and the work being done to stop it, and during last year's campaign more than 350 knives were taken off the streets.

PCSO Beccy Walker, from Burnley's Bank Hall Ward said: "The Burnley Neighbourhood Policing team were made aware of funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner in relation to knife crime.

"As the local Police Community Support Officer, I have a good working relationship with the schools in my area and we worked together to apply for some of this funding.

"Just short of £10,000 was given to the school to work with pupils to provide education around knife crime."

The money will now be used to deliver tailored activities and workshops to staff and pupils at Blessed Trinity.

Some of the activities include:

• CPD training for all staff on signs of pupils vulnerable to gang involvement and knife crime in a two-hour INSET with Steve Macauley from 2020 Dreams

• Intensive training for support staff, nurture team and psychological well-being practitioner to support identified vulnerable pupils and families at risk. This half-day training course, led by Dean Coady, was also delivered to more than 60 adults from external agencies, including the police, young offenders and representatives from seven other local secondary schools. A separate workshop was successfully delivered to parents.

• Personal development lessons and resources for whole year groups and targeted groups.

• External speakers for cohorts of pupils

• Individual external mentors from gang backgrounds

PCSO Walker added: "This is a great example of partnership working to educate and prevent crime."