Forty-six year five students from Haberdashers’ Girls’ School in Radlett have successfully completed the Mini Police programme.
Mini Police is a fun and interactive programme designed for children aged between nine and 11. It aims to build trust with communities, promote responsible citizenship and help young people establish an interest and understanding in policing and community safety.
Anti-social behaviour, road safety, bullying and cyber safety formed part of the course as well as fire safety, which was delivered by colleagues from Herts Fire and Rescue Service.
A special assembly was recently held to mark completion of the programme with parents invited to see their children receive certificates from Hertsmere’s Deputy Mayor Victor Eni.
The children also presented what they had learnt during the seven-week programme, which was delivered by PCSO Milan Boca and PCSO Leon James.
PCSO Leon James said: “We’ve had some great feedback from the students about the Mini Police programme which demonstrates how much they learn during the seven weeks and the valuable and trusted relationship the programme enables local officers to build with our young people.”
Feedback from young people:
“The Mini Police programme was a fantastic way to teach us about policing and other emergency services, whilst having lots of fun and developing our confidence.”
“We learnt about anti-social behaviour, the consequences of hoax calls, road safety, hate crime, bullying and the fire brigade. We also found out how police officers and police community support officer (PCSOs) can help us in the community if we need it.”
“We thoroughly enjoyed presenting the assembly and showcasing our Mini Police knowledge, through four mini scenarios about the correct and incorrect actions to take in a variety of circumstances that could have an impact on our local community.”
“Whenever we are unsure about the correct actions to take, we can reflect and recall what the PCSOs would do because Year 6 are all ‘qualified’ Mini Police!”