The new Community Ambassadors were formally launched and inducted at the Young Citizenship celebration evening on Wednesday 8th July at Kidderminster Town Hall by the Deputy West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, Mr Barrie Sheldon and members from the Worcestershire Youth Cabinet.
Last week saw the training of the new group of Community Ambassadors who take up their role in September.
Over 70 students, across Wyre Forest and Hagley, joined forces to learn how to promote positive messages on community safety and citizenship to their peers.
The training, delivered by Vestia, was a huge success with all the participants really getting involved, overcoming their nerves and working well together.
The Community Ambassadors learnt how to recognise their skills and qualities; the various methods available to help improve their confidence when speaking in public, waus of sourcing information and how to deliver factual presentations and events on the issues of personal safety, anti-bullying, healthy relations and crime prevention.
The project is jointly managed by Safer Wyre Forest and The ContinU Trust and funded by the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner. Schools involved in the project are Baxter College, The Bewdley School, ContinU Plus Academy, Hagley Catholic High School, Wolverley C of E Secondary, Stourport High School, King Charles 1 School and Haybridge High School.