Around 1,200 primary school children are to attend workshops dedicated to keeping them safe.

Year Six youngsters received advice from representatives from West Yorkshire Police and Fire Service, Northern Gas Networks, First Bradford, Keighley Work Safe Project and the St John Ambulance Service.

Event organiser Dave Towers, of the Keighley Work Safe Project, said: “The events are all about making the young people more safety conscious. They are all aged ten and 11 and at that age they will listen to what you tell them.”

Pupils are visiting the Territorial Army’s Manningham Lane base to take part in workshops this week and next, and PCs Fiz Ahmed and Ian Walmsley are delivering presentations on the dangers of knife crime.

Mr Walmsley said: “Our aim is to get the message across to young people that knives are dangerous weapons.”

Pupils attending workshops yesterday were shown death-bed pictures of a 15-year-old London girl who died after being stabbed through the brain after attacking peers with a butcher’s knife.

All children attending the talk were handed details on who to contact should they discover anyone carrying a knife.

Anyone wishing to report individuals carrying knives can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.