Crime in Art


Suitability: Key Stage Two

A young boy becomes involved in vandalism. In spite of his sense that what he is doing is wrong, he is carried into more and more overtly criminal activities, culminating with breaking into his school to vandalise a classroom. The range of offences covered by criminal damage, or vandalism are identified and their impact on individuals and the community are explored. The project will raise awareness of the personal and social costs of vandalism, particularly within the school environment, and aims to increase a sense of children’s responsibility to care for their local community.