Teenagers try climbing, kayaking, shooting and more as part of College of West Anglia citizens programme

12:16 10 April 2014

Former uniformed services students John Neal, left, and Jack Hayes, are now retained firemen.

Former uniformed services students John Neal, left, and Jack Hayes, are now retained firemen.

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Nearly 80 teenagers spent three days learning skills to help them become better citizens.

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett, second right, college faculty head Andrew Gedge, third left, programme manager Lee Mallott, and organiser Stuart Harrowing, fight left, with other staff, firemen and students.Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett, second right, college faculty head Andrew Gedge, third left, programme manager Lee Mallott, and organiser Stuart Harrowing, fight left, with other staff, firemen and students.

They took part in a series of activities at Mepal adventure centre, Bircham Newton centre and the College of West Anglia.

The programme was organised by the college’s uniformed services section.

The participants, aged 16-17 years old, tried their hand at climbing, high ropes, kayaking, shooting and archery.

They were given talks and demonstrations by Norfolk Traffic Police, the Fire Service and the college’s PCSO Ollie Gilder.

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett talked about his role and the importance of teamwork.

Another programme will be held for young people in the summer.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact Stuart Harrowing on 07747456363.

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