Posted on June 25th 2015
Junior Citizenship Event June 2015
After a five year absence the Junior Citizen Programme returned to Hounslow on the playing fields of Cranford Community College.
The Junior Citizen Programme targets Year 6 pupils transferring to secondary school. The Junior Citizen Programme encourages children to make the right choices as they develop into young adults.
The two week event took place in a tented village on the 30 acre site at Cranford Community College. 31 primary and junior schools from the whole of Hounslow and over 2200 children took part in the interactive event. The driving forces behind re-establishing the Junior Citizen Programme are PC Michael Purvey and PCSO Anna Madden. They are determined that the children of Hounslow should be as well informed as possible about the dangers around them to make good choices, stay safe and to have bright futures.
With the support and sponsorship of the Metropolitan Police, London Borough of Hounslow Community Partnership Unit and Cranford Community College the programme has returned on a scale larger than ever before. Each participating school spends a whole day at Cranford Community College engaging in a range of Junior Citizen activities such as Internet safety, road safety (Hounslow Highways), behaviour in public transport (TfL), kitchen and fire safety (London Fire Brigade), seaside safety (RNLI), stranger danger, Prevent (anti-terrorism), stop & search, drugs and alcohol dangers, anti-bullying, train and platform safety (British Transport Police), knife and gun crime, etc.
On Friday 19th June 2015, the Mayor of London Borough of Hounslow, Nisar Malik, Seema Malhotra Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston, Ruth Cadbury MP for Brentford & Isleworth along with many LBH Councillors and senior Met police officers joined in the activities with the children and toured the Junior Citizen Programme. Seema Malhotra commented,
The Junior Citizen Programme at Cranford is delivering a crucial message to our children and I would strongly encourage all Hounslow primary schools to attend this event.
It is not just the Year 6 children of Hounslow who have been enjoying the experience; Years 7, 8 and 9 from Cranford Community College have been acting as Junior Citizen Ambassadors guiding the Year 6 children around and acting as role models for the younger children. Kevin Prunty, Executive Headteacher said,
This event is of enormous value and relevance to the needs of our young children in being prepared, skilled and equipped to make a positive contribution to shaping our society and becoming successful and committed British citizens.
The programme runs untill Friday 26th June 2015 and Sue Sampson, Lead member for communities commented “London Borough for Hounslow are proud to have been part of the re-launch of the Junior Citizen scheme. We are also proud of our children who have attended and enjoyed the scheme. Those yet to come will equally find the scenarios excellent. This scheme has my full support”.
Planning has already begun for an even bigger event next year.
|PARTICIPATING PRIMARY/JUNIOR SCHOOLS||HEADTEACHER|
|Alexandra Junior School||Ms. M Buckby|
|Bedfont Junior School||Ann Broughton|
|Berkeley Primary School||Kevin Prunty, Exectutive Headteacher|
|Cavendish Primary School||Mr Flaherty|
|Chatsworth Junior School||David Wright|
|Cranford Primary School||Mrs M Walia|
|Fairholme Primary School||Helen Willis|
|Grove Road Primary School||Mrs. Lynne Gray|
|Heston Primary School||Ms Laura Khalil|
|Hounslow Heath Junior School||Ritu Aulakh|
|Hounslow Town Primary School||Mr Hill and Mrs Featherstone|
|Isleworth Town Primary School||Eileen Sheedy|
|Ivybridge Primary School||Ms Caroline Mckay|
|Marlborough Primary School||Gary Murrell|
|Norwood Green Junior School||Mrs K Norfolk|
|Southville Junior School||Mr J Norton|
|Sparrow Farm Junior School||Mrs L Thomas|
|||Spring Grove Primary School||Ms M Buckby|
|Springwell Junior School||Mrs D Kane|
|St. Lawrence RC Primary School||Mr R McCormack|
|St. Mary's Catholic Primary School||Mr F Marsh|
|Strand-on-the-Green Junior School||Ms S Harrison|
|The Blue School CE Primary||Mrs C Hodges|
|The Orchard Junior School||Ms C Haslam|
|The Rosary RC Primary School||Mrs T Paczek|
|The Smallberry Green Primary School||Mrs C Hodges|
|The William Hogarth Primary School||Ms C Driscoll|
|Victoria Junior School||Mr G Winters|
|Wellington Primary School||Ms D Norton|
|Westbrook Primary School||Mr M Tatters|
|||Worple Primary School||Ms N O'Hara|