Junior Wardens praised

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A presentation was held on Saturday April 16 for the twenty primary 7 pupils from Fraserburgh and the surrounding villages who completed the most recent Junior Warden initiative having participated in many fantastic community based activities throughout the course of the week.

The scheme, now in its third year, ran from Tuesday April 12 - April 16 offered the children the fantastic opportunity to see the dedication and commitment involved in numerous careers within the emergency services and the breadth of areas they cover.

Fraserburgh’s Community Wardens Sandy Hewitt and Malcolm Hogg ran this year’s scheme, educating the children on littering, shoplifting and vandalism, among other things, and the effects this has on their local community.

The week long course saw the children have a tour of Fraserburgh Police Station and the cell block, a visit from a Wildlife Crime Officer, First Aid Training, that included learning CPR and how to place someone into the recovery position, a visit to Total at St Fergus and the Ministry of Defence Police, a visit to Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station followed by a talk on health eating by Andrew Mackie at The Hub and finally a visit to Fraserburgh Fire brigade and Ambulance Station.

The week finished off with a Junior Warden presentation at Fraserburgh Police Station on Saturday attended by parents, grandparents and siblings who were welcomed to the event by one of the junior wardens followed by a brief talk from Inspector John Esson about the aims of the junior warden scheme and how it can instill a sense of civic pride and community spirit in those involved. Inspector Esson then presented the young wardens with a certificate for completing the scheme, as well as gift voucher and an Easter Egg.

Community Warden Sandy Hewitt and Malcolm Hogg said: “They’ve done really well, we are very proud of all of them.

“The Junior Wardens Scheme is a great initiative, it is very satisfying and rewarding to be involved with it and provides the children with a fantastic opportunity to be involved with many activities that they may never have the opportunity to do again, it also helps build a rapport between the Community Wardens, Police and the children in the area.”

“Many thanks go to Total, Scotmid (Co-op and Morning Noon and Night), G4S and Fraserburgh Community Safety Group for sponsoring the Junior Warden Scheme and to Fraserburgh Lifeshapers for providing us with our packed lunches every day, they provided us with a fantastic spread.

“We would also like to thank the RNLI, British Red Cross, Fraserburgh Ambulance Station and Fire brigade, Grampian Fire and Rescue, Total at St Fergus and the MOD for participating in the scheme.”

The pupils who participated in the Junior Warden Scheme during the Easter holidays were, Fraserburgh North, South Park, St Andrews, Lochpots, Crimond, Inverallochy, St Combs, Sandhaven, Tyrie, Rosehearty and Rathen.