Many children aspire to join the police when they are older. Earlier this year, 30 pupils from year 5 were given the opportunity to do just that while still at school!
In September, our spirited recruits were made official members of the Wiltshire Mini Police during a swearing in ceremony held at our school.
Parents watched on with pride as our junior officers donned their new uniforms and posed for photos with force representative PCSO Danielle Hindmarsh, at the official Mini Police attestation.
Our fledgling bobbies will take part in a number of policing sessions throughout the school year. They will get to learn about local issues, contribute to making positive and meaningful changes in the local community, and find out about the work done by local police.
In one of their most recent activities, pupils went litter picking in the local area with police community support officers and community wardens. It’s great to see our Mini Police already having an impact and making Swindon a nicer place to live.
The Wiltshire Mini Police scheme aims to spread positive perceptions about the police and encourage children to think about the differences they can make in their community.
Everyone at Rodbourne Cheney Primary School is extremely proud of our courageous new recruits. They have really embraced the responsibility of representing the school and the local community as members of the Wiltshire Mini Police.