Posted on June 25th 2015

Junior Citizenship Event June 2015

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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.IMG_0347

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. IMG_0100

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.

Alan Fraser
Assistant Headteacher

                                                 PARTICIPATING PRIMARY/JUNIOR SCHOOLS HEADTEACHER
alexandra primary school logo Alexandra Junior School Ms. M Buckby
bedfont primary school logo Bedfont Junior School Ann Broughton
berkeley school logo Berkeley Primary School Kevin Prunty, Exectutive Headteacher
Cavendish_logo_colour Cavendish Primary School Mr Flaherty
chatsworth junior school logo Chatsworth Junior School David Wright
cranford primary school logo Cranford Primary School Mrs M Walia
fairholme primary school photogallery_overlay Fairholme Primary School Helen Willis
Grove Road Primary School logo Grove Road Primary School Mrs. Lynne Gray
heston primary logo Heston Primary School Ms Laura Khalil
hounslow heath junior school logo Hounslow Heath Junior School Ritu Aulakh
hounslow town primary logo Hounslow Town Primary School Mr Hill and Mrs Featherstone
isleworth town primary logo Isleworth Town Primary School Eileen Sheedy
ivybridge primary logo Ivybridge Primary School Ms Caroline Mckay
marlborough primary school logo Marlborough Primary School Gary Murrell
norwood green logo Norwood Green Junior School Mrs K Norfolk
southville junior schol logo Southville Junior School Mr J Norton
sparrow farm logo Sparrow Farm Junior School Mrs L Thomas
springgrove-logo-white Spring Grove Primary School Ms M Buckby
springwell junior logo Springwell Junior School Mrs D Kane
st lawrence rc primary logo St. Lawrence RC Primary School Mr R McCormack
st marys catholic school logo St. Mary's Catholic Primary School Mr F Marsh
Strand-on-the-Green-Junior-School logo Strand-on-the-Green Junior School Ms S Harrison
the blue school logo The Blue School CE Primary Mrs C Hodges
the orchard primary school logo The Orchard Junior School Ms C Haslam
the rosary rc catholic primary logo The Rosary RC Primary School Mrs T Paczek
smallberry school logo The Smallberry Green Primary School Mrs C Hodges
William_Hogarth_School_Logo The William Hogarth Primary School Ms C Driscoll
victoria junior school Victoria Junior School Mr G Winters
wellington primary school logo Wellington Primary School Ms D Norton
westbrook primary school logo Westbrook Primary School Mr M Tatters
worple primary logo Worple Primary School Ms N O'Hara


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