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Wolsingham School leads the way with Police Cadet scheme

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The new Wolsingham School Cadets

THE FIRST EVER Police Cadets scheme within a County Durham school has begun, following the launch event at a local school yesterday.

The scheme is open to any young person who is a pupil of Wolsingham School, and will involve them in an action-packed program of education workshops, community support and help, and outward bound activities.

The Cadet scheme is supported by Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington, County Councillor Anita Savory, Durham Constabulary, and the Weardale Area Action Partnership.

Speaking after the launch, Ron Hogg said: “Police Cadets provide an excellent opportunity for young people to learn about policing, and to make a real contribution to their community whilst having fun and developing their social skills.”

Councillor Savory said: “I am really pleased to be helping young people to make a difference to the local area, and to develop as individuals. The Cadets will make a great contribution to the area.”

Wolsingham School appreciate the benefits of Cadet schemes, and already have an Army Cadet group in place, which will operate alongside the Police Cadets. Headteacher Lee Elliott said: ”I am delighted that the Police Cadets have taken off in the school. A lot of our young people have shown an interest and they are looking forward to taking part in some exciting activities. For example, they will be learning how to interview witnesses and suspects as well as learning about different types of crimes in the coming weeks. Being a Police Cadet will really help the young people to be ready for a fulfilling future.”

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Posted on Monday 13th March 2017
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