PRIMARY schools in Tidworth and Ludgershall have pledged to parents and pupils to help police their local area.

Pupils at Wellington Lions Primary and Wellington Eagles Primary will begin ‘training’ with Wiltshire Police in due course, with the promise to report anything they see or find in order to look after their community.

Jake and Lucy, Youth and Early Intervention Officers from Wiltshire Police visited the primary schools on Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3, to welcome in the schools’ ‘mini police’.

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Andover Advertiser: As part of the court, pupils will learn how to manage a crime scene, with a demonstration on how to correctly bag any evidence. The pupils will be going out to do speed checks for their local area, litter picking and many more activities.

Pupils will be given the opportunity to bend their course to suit them, their school and the local community, every course is different and is amended to the school and the pupil’s concerns.

Executive headteacher Claire Addis said: “It is great to see the enthusiasm from each child. Each one of our ‘mini police’ has already shown great promise and I look forward to seeing what they have to offer our community moving forward.

“Our pupils have already raised concerns, such as our local parks, and so working alongside Jake and Lucy, we hope to make big changes. We are extremely grateful to Wiltshire Police for allowing us this opportunity.”