We are delighted to have recruited sixteen Community Ambassadors for the 2017/18 Academic year. The core aim of the Community Ambassador Programme, which runs across the schools in The ContinU Trust partnership of Wyre Forest & Hagley, is to utilise the skills and enthusiasm of young people to promote key safety, citizenship and wellbeing messages to their peers through a calendar of assemblies, literature, presentations and/or displays, social media.
The role includes engaging in approximately 6 activities over the year covering, for example, raising awareness around Personal Safety, Internet Safety, Anti Bullying, Domestic Abuse / Healthy Relationships, Drugs & Alcohol awareness and charity events with a local focus.
The Ambassadors will also conduct surveys and fact-finding work amongst peers in school, providing evidence-led approaches to tackling issues and promoting well-being.
Each year the new recruits are formally invested as Community Ambassadors by West Mercia’s Police & Crime Commissioner at the Young Citizenship Celebration event at Kidderminster Town Hall in July, before an audience of parents, councillors, mayors and senior offices in the uniformed services.
The role develops students’ team working, research and presentation skills as well as raising their awareness of a wide range of important issues.
A sample of what the students say they are looking forward to:
‘Helping and informing people about how to be safe’, ‘Coming up with new ideas to get people interested and make them aware of local issues.’ and ‘helping the community’.
We wish them well in their roles