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Students Building Knife Dragon Statue

by Love Wrexham Magazine

A four-metre dragon constructed from thousands of weapons will breathe fire into a knife awareness campaign.

The stunning metal knife dragon sculpture will be at Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road site, in partnership with North Wales Police and Wrexham Council.

Lecturer John Freeman and students have been safely welding and fabricating confiscated items. Such as samurai swords, bayonets, kitchen knives and knuckle dusters – and constructing them on steel frames.

He expects the statue – which is of a dragon protecting a child – to be completed later this year. It will be on a plinth of Welsh stone slate in front of the college’s Institute of Technology. It will also include red, white, and green lighting to represent the dragon sitting amongst the remnants of a Welsh Castle.

Later it will be used as the centrepiece for multi-agency work nationwide, educating people to the dangers of knife crime.

knife dragon statue

“We are definitely getting there, the dragon has really come together. There has also been a lot of creativity and imagination involved,” said John.

Karl Jackson, Assistant Principal for the Institute of Technology and Site Lead at Bersham Road, has held offensive weapon and knife crime awareness talks with learners at the college. He said the dragon – yet to be named – will play a major role in supporting police and local authority campaigns.

For more information, email karl.jackson@cambria.ac.uk or visit cambria.ac.uk. Finally, to keep up to date with the community, click here.

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