Student gives back to the community

September 27, 2013 1:03 pm

A YEAR 10 student has dedicated her summer to learning about and working with Flintshire and Wrexham Watch Association.

The student spent her summer on a work placement for the organisation which supports vulnerable neighbourhoods and helps to eradicate fear of crime and increase good citizenship. Throughout the placement, Georgia learned a multitude of new skills including; event preparation, administration, fire safety in the home, personal safety and much more.

This experience has not only benefited the Flintshire community, it has also provided her with the opportunity to learn more about the reality of working in the police force which is something she aspires to do: “I would like to attend university to study policing, apply to join the North Wales Police as a Police Community Support Officer and then build my way up to be a front line police officer.

“I want to prevent crime in Flintshire and Wrexham and make those communities safer places. I am willing to give up my time to help my community in any way possible.”

Denise Edwards is the Chief Officer of Flintshire and Wrexham Watch Association. She supervised the student during her work placement and was impressed with her throughout the four week placement: “She has been a credit to herself, her family and to Elfed High School.

“It has been a pleasure to have her with us; she has done some excellent work and it has been pleasing to watch her development and to see her enjoying the work she was given.”

Headteacher of Elfed High School, Rosemary Jones, is proud of her accomplishments this summer: “She has made a superb contribution to the community through this placement.

“She has been so generous with her time for the benefit of others. I feel very proud that she has made such a positive impression. Well done.”

Looking through the work experience journal.