‘The Mini Police’ visit Cedar Lodge as part of their work in the community
The Mini Police visit (7th June) consisted of around 17 children from Wellsprings school along with two police officers and teachers visiting the residents at Cedar Lodge and participating in activities such as, flower making, games, drink making and socialisation.
One of the children said of his visit;
“This is an experience I will never forget”.
The Mini Police scheme first launched in 2017 in Knowle, Bristol. It has been so successful that a further seven were launched in 2018. Now another 20 schools will launch the scheme in 2019.
It is provided by members of the local policing team together with schools. It allows children aged between 9 and 11 years the chance to help out in their school and community while building positive relationships with their local police team.
The children can learn about being a police officer and the importance of communities working together with police to prevent crime. The scheme’s main purpose is to encourage stronger relationships between young people and the police.