Students take over and win

PCSO Rob Childs with winners of Take Over Day Jasmine Witty and Alex Harriman.  (Lin) EMN-160401-100411001
PCSO Rob Childs with winners of Take Over Day Jasmine Witty and Alex Harriman. (Lin) EMN-160401-100411001

Two students from Caistor Yarborough Academy have won a competition organised by Lincolnshire Police.

Jasmine Witty and Alex Harriman, both Year 8 students at Caistor Yarborough Academy, entered the Take Over Day Competition along with students from all around the county.

The competition asked the question ‘What would you change if you were Chief Constable for the Day?’

As part of the prize, the two students were invited to spend a day at the Lincolnshire Police Headquarters in Nettleham, where they were able to work alongside one of the force’s high ranking senior officers.

The two students also helped PCSO Rob Childs, pictured above with Jasmine and Alex, deliver a workshop on Take Over Day to their fellow students at Caistor Yarborough Academy.

Take Over Day is a national event led by the Children’s Commissioner for England. It gives students the opportunity to work alongside professionals and be involved in decision making.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Lincolnshire Police to actually listen to what young people are telling us about our organisation and how we perform from their perspective,” said Chief Inspector Nigel Storey.

“We must understand what works well in engaging with our younger community and how we can break down barriers.

“We will benefit with their insights but also the young people taking part will also see how we work and the challenges we face.”