These hands are not for hurting

Community Ambassadors at Baxter College ran the White Ribbon Campaign in their school.  The main school entrance had an impressive display stand raising awareness of domestic violence and students were encouraged to sign up to the pledge “Say NO to domestic abuse and sexual violence and say YES to healthy and respectful relationships”.

Information stand at Baxter College
Information stand at Baxter College
These hands are not for hurting
These hands are not for hurting
"Jaks" tree tied with white ribbons
“Jaks” tree tied with white ribbons

Remember, remember firework safety in November!

Community Ambassadors overcame their nerves and spent a week delivering assemblies in their school on halloween etiquette and safety advice for bonfire night.

Safer Wyre Forest were invited and sat in on the Year 10 assembly, they done an amazing job especially as they were presenting in front of their friends!

Giving out Firework and Bonfirm safety advice
Delivering firework and bonfire safety advice

School Safety Day

Baxter College have a School Safety Day planned on 14th July and the Community Ambassadors have been asked to assist.

Activities for the day include sessions by RNLI on drugs and alcohol near water and general water safety especially with the warmer weather and school holidays not far away.

The police mobile police station will also be at the school with PCSOs, the Fire Service and Safer Wyre Forest on hand to offer crime prevention advice and property mark student’s bikes.

Building on Junior PACT

The Community Ambassadors recently met with the Worcestershire County Council’s Voluntary Youth Services and PCSO Denise Thompson to look at promoting Junior PACT, with partners and communities working together to engage our young people on issues that matter to them.

In their role as Ambassadors they were asked to put ideas forward on what they think affect young people either in their communities or in school.  A range of things were discussed such as road safety, parent’s attitudes, internet safety, behaviour etc.

A further meeting will follow in June.

 

 

Community Ambassadors share information on the dangers and consequences of “Sexting”

Baxter College delivered assemblies to Year 8 pupils on “Sexting” as part of the 2015 Safer Internet Day.

The Community Ambassadors shared the presentation, explaining what “Sexting” was, the dangers and consequences of it and where you can go for help and advice.  Check out their presentation which also includes information on body image.

Baxter SaferInternetDayPresentation

 

Deputy PCC meets Community Ambassadors

The Community Ambassadors at Baxter College were asked on behalf of the school, to show the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Barrie Sheldon and Inspector 3752 Edd Williams of The Safer Neighbourhood Team in Kidderminster around the school site on Friday 29th January 2015.

The Deputy PCC was interested in the work that the girls were doing in promoting safety messages, internet safety, domestic violence, anti-bullying, healthy relationships etc….to the other pupils at Baxter College in their role as Community Ambassadors.

Community Ambassadors Lead Web Chat

20150115 PoliceWebchat3 20150115 PoliceWebchat1 20150115 PoliceWebchat2Today Inspector Edd Williams, Safer Neighbourhood Inspector based at Kidderminster Police Station, held a live Web Chat with the pupils from Baxter College on local policing issues.

To help the web chat go smoothly, the Community Ambassadors were asked to be involved to help guide the session and advise others in their peer group.  The teacher, Mr Ali, said the Community Ambassadors gave a valuable input to the session and it was good to have them in the classroom.

For a short time you can read some of the chat that took place on line at www.westmercia.police.uk/webchat/