New Junior Warden group on first patrol
A new Gloucester City Homes Junior Warden Group, the Tredders Patrol, is aiming to help improve the Tredworth area. The new group, which is based at St James’ C of E Junior School in Upton Street and operates in partnership with Gloucester Police, set out on their first patrol of the area this week.
The group will be helping to identify and report issues that need attention in the area and suggesting improvements.
Gloucester City Homes operates the successful Junior Warden Scheme, which is now in its third year. The scheme encourages primary school-aged children to take a pride in their community and help to improve it with the support of Gloucester City Homes’ staff and local Police Community Support Officers.
The children involved in the scheme will learn skills on numerous topics and go over essential training to carry out their role as well as enjoying regular reward activities.
GCH Resident Involvement Coordinator Lyn Scudamore comments: “The Junior Warden Scheme is a huge success and I am delighted to be launching a new group at St James School. The children are so enthusiastic about their new role and I’m sure they will have some great ideas for their area.”
Ian Williams Head Teacher of St James’ C of E Junior School commented: “The scheme has provided the opportunity for our children to become more pro-actively involved in the community at large, the children have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities afforded by the scheme so far and it has already had an impact on their understanding and ability to make a difference.”
Inspector Neil Smith added: "This is a cracking scheme that has worked brilliantly in other parts of Gloucester and will be a real benefit to the area.”
We're looking forward to working with some very inspiring young people who can make a real difference improving the local area."
Posted on Monday 9th July 2012