Silverdale Primary Academy pupils become police cadets
A group of Year 5 and 6 pupils from Silverdale Primary Academy have become the first in the area to successfully complete the new Staffordshire Police Cadet scheme.
Run by Staffordshire Police, the scheme encourages young people to develop new skills and self-confidence in the service of their communities, helping strengthen links between the police and young people and promoting good citizenship.
As part of the programme, the young recruits took part in a variety of activities, including how to report incidents, learning the phonetic alphabet, how to use radio controls and taking part in road safety exercises.
Ruth Barlow, Family Liaison Officer for Silverdale Primary Academy explained:
“The aim of the scheme is to help young people understand and respect the law, through learning about self discipline and civic sense, as well as helping to strengthen their commitment towards family, community and the environment. It also teaches them the dangers of substance abuse, deviant behaviour, intolerance and other social problems.”
On Friday 3rd July, the young cadets received official recognition for their efforts when they were presented with a certificate by Sgt Furlong at the school assembly.
Commented Silverdale Primary Academy Headteacher Lindi Nejrup:
“We are the first school the local officers approached in Silverdale to take part in this scheme and are very proud of those students that have completed the course, which has been an incredibly positive experience for everyone involved.”