Junior Wardens enjoy a busy community week

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TWELVE primary 7 pupils from various Peterhead schools completed the most recent Junior Warden Scheme initiative last week after taking part in a number on community-related activities.

The scheme, which ran from April 4 to April 8, involved patrolling the town, a nature visit to Mintlaw’s Aden Park with an Aberdeenshire Ranger, a visit to Total in St Fergus and the Ministry of Defence police and a talk on the dangers of smoking, alcohol and obesity.

The Junior Wardens also took a trip to Peterhead Lifeboat station (pictured) and fire station, where they got a chance to see behind the scenes and find out just how much dedication goes into these types of jobs.

Peterhead’s Community Wardens Cathy Massie and Ian Kennedy ran this year’s scheme, along with the help of Sandy Fraser, who educated pupils about littering, shoplifting and vandalism, among other things, and the effects this has on their local community.

The week finished off with a Junior Warden presentation at Arbuthnot House on Friday where the young wardens received a certificate for completing the scheme, as well as the British Red Cross First Aid certificate and the Wildlife Challenge certificate. They were also treated to an Easter egg and a £10 giftcard for WHSmith.

Community Warden Ian Kennedy said: “They’ve all done really well, we’ve had no problems at all and myself and the other community wardens are proud of all of them.

“It’s been a very quick week, and the Peterhead weather was certainly in our favour!”