Safety wins

Junior Citizens Lunch with the Mayor
Published: Monday, 17th July 2017

Over the past two weeks more than 1,700 Year Six pupils from across 29 schools in Havering were taught travel and social safety tips at this year’s Junior Citizens Fortnight, run by Havering Council and the MET Police.

School kids learnt about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, knife crime and much more. Each group from different schools were scored on their listening and engagement of the programme. On Thursday (13 July), the winning team – Bob Gooney, from Parsonage Farm Primary School, came into the Town Hall for lunch with the Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda Van den Hende.

The team were awarded with certificates, medals and a Mayor’s badge for their enthusiasm when learning about safety in the borough. The Bob Gooney Team also had the chance to try on the Mayors robes.

Councillor Linda Van den Hende, Mayor of Havering, said:
“It’s a pleasure to have lunch with and reward the pupils from Parsonage Farm Primary School. They were all really excited to receive their awards and all said they enjoyed the Junior Citizens project.

“I believe it is a great scheme and I would like as many Year Six pupils as possible to get the chance to take part and learn how to remain safe in the borough.”