Welwyn Garden City pupils complete Mini Police scheme
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Year Six pupils at Holwell Primary School in Welwyn Garden City have successfully completed the constabulary’s Mini Police scheme.
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.
The eight-week course first began when the children were in Year Five and it covered a wide range of subjects including road safety, drug awareness and bullying. A particular highlight for the pupils was being shown the speed gun! They went out and about around the area checking on the speeds of cars and practiced safely crossing the road. The pupils also got a chance to run the bleep test – a tough but necessary part of becoming a police officer!
Holwell’s Mini Police scheme was led by PCSOs Stacey Robinson, Lucy Manning, Mark Randall and Richard Bunn, all from the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team.
PCSO Robinson said: “Both we and the pupils had a lot of fun delivering the programme! Mini Police is a fantastic way of building trust between the police and our young community. The Year Six children at Howell were brilliant ambassadors for their school and should be really proud of themselves for their work over these eight weeks. I like to think we may have even inspired a few of them to consider a career in policing when they are older!”
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