Frederick Nattrass Primary Academy is the first school in Cleveland to participate in this exciting new community project. Since January 2018 we have our very own Mini Police patrol in school!
We have been working very closely with PCSO Lindsey Blackburn to get this fantastic project up and running. To kick the project off, the children were given their own 'Mini Police' uniforms and were introduced to the team. Each week our Year 5 children have learnt something new about what Police do, with the intention that this may inspire our young children to consider this as a career when they are older. It has also helped to establish very positive relationships with our local police.
So far our Y5 mini Police have learnt about anti-social behaviour; what happens when you get arrested; looked around a police car and set off the sirens; as well as participating in litter picking and a local speed watch. The children feel very lucky and privileged to have been given this opportunity and they have worn their uniforms with pride.
A second group of children are ready to participate in the Mini Police project this half term with a visit to custody suite to look forward to!
On the last day of each project children qualify as Mini police and they participate in a special assembly in school where the Chief of Cleveland Police handed out certificates.
Watch this space for further updates!