Teenagers try climbing, kayaking, shooting and more as part of College of West Anglia citizens programme

PUBLISHED: 12:16 10 April 2014 | UPDATED: 12:16 10 April 2014

Former uniformed services students John Neal, left, and Jack Hayes, are now retained firemen.

Former uniformed services students John Neal, left, and Jack Hayes, are now retained firemen.

Archant

Nearly 80 teenagers spent three days learning skills to help them become better citizens.

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett, second right, college faculty head Andrew Gedge, third left, programme manager Lee Mallott, and organiser Stuart Harrowing, fight left, with other staff, firemen and students.Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett, second right, college faculty head Andrew Gedge, third left, programme manager Lee Mallott, and organiser Stuart Harrowing, fight left, with other staff, firemen and students.

They took part in a series of activities at Mepal adventure centre, Bircham Newton centre and the College of West Anglia.

The programme was organised by the college’s uniformed services section.

The participants, aged 16-17 years old, tried their hand at climbing, high ropes, kayaking, shooting and archery.

They were given talks and demonstrations by Norfolk Traffic Police, the Fire Service and the college’s PCSO Ollie Gilder.

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett talked about his role and the importance of teamwork.

Another programme will be held for young people in the summer.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact Stuart Harrowing on 07747456363.

More news stories

Two Cambridgeshire council leaders today call for Mayor James Palmer to come clean over the rapid – and surprise – departure of the £150,000 year chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

Yesterday, 17:19

Half a million pounds could be ploughed into the Hudson Leisure Centre in Wisbech to create a state-of-the-art fitness facility - at the cost of the indoor bowls club losing their hall.

Yesterday, 15:14

Concerns about “overcrowding” at HMP Whitemoor have been raised by Steve Barclay MP – less than a week after a protest about safety at the site.

Yesterday, 20:20

An SOS plea has gone out to find volunteers in Wisbech to befriend people feeling lonely and isolated.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Wisbech Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy