Irlam and Cadishead Police Cadets
Hard work and dedication pays off!
Last month GMP Police Cadet leaders PCSO Phil Elliott and volunteer Cindy Hurst took nine Irlam and Cadishead Volunteer Police Cadets to take part in the first ever Greater Manchester Police Inter-Cadet competition. This was held at the GMP Training School at Sedgley Park. They competed against eleven other teams.
Our Cadets performed the role of police officers and competed in 7 different scenarios, including; Stop & Search, Road Traffic Collision, First Aid, Bomb Scare, Team Challenge, Drill and a Forensic Exercise.
At the end of a long but challenging and exciting day all the Cadets came together in a final impressive parade. Speeches were delivered by various dignitaries including the Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, the then Police and Crime commissioner Tony Lloyd, the then Lord Mayor of Manchester Carl Austin-Behan, and the Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary Michael Walmsley. Following the speeches, presentations were made to each of the scenario winners.
Our Irlam and Cadishead Cadets had trained long and hard for this competition and we are very proud to report that their work was rewarded. Whilst they performed brilliantly in all the scenarios, they’ absolutely nailed’ the First Aid and were comfortable winners!
Well done and many thanks also to Phil and Cindy who had a very long day looking after the Cadets.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award calls!
Now the competition is over there is no time for the Irlam and Cadishead College Police Cadets to rest on their laurels! The Cadets are now working towards their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Our sessions will now be aimed at map reading and related skills, as the Cadets are required to negotiate several hikes around Rivington Moor including an overnight camp.
Our leader Nyomi Robinson, who has recently became a full time police officer, is currently putting in a great many miles of walking in her own time to qualify as our trained Duke of Edinburgh Leader for the expeditions.
We intend to do more volunteering in our local community over the summer and some fund raising for the Cadets.
Phil Elliott, glutton for punishment that he is, will also be taking the unit to a weekend Cadet Summer Camp in August.
Irlam and Cadishead College would like to formally thank all the volunteers who support the young people and truly help them to achieve great things.