Over the last six weeks, some of our Year 6 children have been taking part in the Junior Police Cadet Programme. The course was run by West Mercia Police and gave the children the opportunity to work with local Police Officers on a range of activities. The programme was designed to develop children’s leadership skills, promote citizenship, community awareness and an understanding of the diverse work of the Police, through a range of fun and exciting activities.
The children enjoyed taking part in the activities, which included using walkie-talkies and the phonetic alphabet; looking at the use of alarms and security systems around school; learning about road traffic incidents, and finding out about stranger danger. The children were presented with their own uniforms at the start of the course, which they wore throughout. They recently had a ‘passing out parade’ to celebrate completing their course.