|The annual Junior Good Citizen (JGC) scheme is designed to engage young people in a fun learning environment and equip them with life skills as they make their transition from Primary to Secondary Education.
The multi-agency scheme, funded by the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner engages schools, emergency services and local authorities who work together in partnership to educate children from Year Six (aged 10 and 11) to better safeguard themselves and help others.
1294 students from 52 schools across Wiltshire will take part in the scheme and will take part in scenarios that challenge their skills and understanding.
2017 scenarios include:
Junior Good Citizen will be taking place over a two-week period between Monday 26 June and Friday 7 July at the Wiltshire Scout Centre in Potterne and is delivered by Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Council, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Trust First Aid, British Transport Police, Victim Support, Aster Group and Selwood Housing Group.
Police Community Support Office Christopher Pugh said: “The emphasis of this scheme is for young people to have fun while they learn about how they can keep themselves and those in their community safe. All topics can affect our young people living in Wiltshire. “The scenarios help with making choices both at home or out in the community. We believe this will help improve their understanding of how to stay safe and who to report things to.
“We have invited our Restorative Justice team to come and give a talk to teachers whilst their students are learning.”