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Junior Cadets from Newdigate School Bedworth receive their certificates in 'passing out parade'.

Year 5 pupils from Newdigate School in Bedworth who took part in the five week Junior Police Cadet scheme received their certificates of accomplishment last week in a special 'passing out' parade attended by officers from Warwickshire Police and in front of the children's proud parents, teachers and other pupils.

Newdigate School Bedworth Junior Cadets

To present each pupil with the award was the local policing team who delivered their lessons, led by Principle Cadet Leader Lee Marston.

Head teacher Siobhan Marrow said "Our Year 5 pupils have really enjoyed taking part in the junior cadet scheme. All have benefited from working as a team and developing their confidence, knowledge and skills. They particularly enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about forensics and taking finger prints! Other children are now keen to have the same opportunities and we hope to be able to run more cadet programmes in the future."

The programme delivered engaging lessons and topics around communication, such as how the police communicate, their use of radios and the phonetic alphabet. Other lessons covered internet safety, anti-social behaviour and what it is and how police deal with it. Especially enjoyed were the lessons on forensic which saw them take part in foot and finger print taking and learning about other types of evidence. Each cadet was also issued with a blue Junior Cadets cap and T-shirt and Unofficial PNB (Pocket Note Book) and a Cadet's Pen.

PCSO Leigh Chapman who was part of the team delivering the lessons said "this scheme is a great way to give young people an insight into how the police work and what our core objective is. We have found that it helps to break down the barrier between the police and young people and build positive relationships. This programme has been a huge success and we are looking to carry on with more junior cadets schemes in more schools across Warwickshire in the near future."


Author: Alex Gale, Corporate Communications

Published 25/05/17