Junior wardens take to the streets once more

MOD: The junior wardens at the MoD.
MOD: The junior wardens at the MoD.

Sixteen primary seven school children have take to the streets alongside police officers and community wardens.

The junior wardens were selected from all the feeder primary schools for Fraserburgh Academy.

The project aims to educate the 11-year-olds as to the consequences of antisocial behaviour and install a sense of pride and citizenship into their everyday lives.

The group’s four day intense programme included, a tour of the Fraserburgh Police Office and Cell Block, visits to St Fergus Gas Terminal, Ministry of Defence Police, Grampian Fire and Rescue and Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station. There were also a number of workshops in Wildlife Crime, Crime Reduction, Personal Safety and Communication Skills.

Refreshments were supplied by the Lifeshapers project.

Local area Inspector Alan Brown said: “There is a lot of work involved in running this project but it is highly rewarding for the participants and the community in general. It is always encouraging that the scheme is so enthusiastically received by the children.”

TOTAL, Group 4 Security, the Scotmid Co-operative Group and Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership are all involved in the sponsorship of the scheme. Grampian Police wish to thank all involved.