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Haringey Junior Citizen 2008 at The Lane

Posted on 10 July 2008  - 12:00

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation held a special event at White Hart Lane stadium to provide an insight into this year's Haringey Junior Citizen scheme.    

Haringey Junior Citizen 2008 at The Lane

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation held a special event at White Hart Lane stadium to provide an insight into this year's Haringey Junior Citizen scheme.

In partnership with Haringey Council, The Metropolitan Police, Transport for London, The London Fire Brigade, The London Ambulance Service and EDF Energy Networks, the programme is designed to help local children learn about Health, Safety and Citizenship in a fun and exciting educational environment.

Over a two-week period, 1,200 Year 6 pupils from schools across the Borough of Haringey attended this year's Junior Citizen programme before making the vital transition onto secondary school.

Guests including the Borough's Acting Police Commander Superintendent Richard Wood and former Haringey Mayor Cllr Eddie Griffith attended this special event, which featured a variety of workshops for children based around topics such as road safety, healthy eating, and crime prevention.

Insight was given as to each partner's involvement in the project, as well as giving guests the opportunity to observe the effectiveness of the partnerships and the educational values offered to young people.

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation's Community Development Manager, Gary Broadhurst, said: "The Foundation are wholeheartedly behind the Haringey Junior Citizen Programme by providing a unique learning environment in White Hart Lane stadium, and the staff to support the variety of workshops on offer.

"We feel we have a vital role to play in this important stage of a child's education and we achieve this using a multi-partnership approach with Haringey Council, The Metropolitan Police, Transport for London, The London Fire Brigade, The London Ambulance Service and EDF Energy Networks."

Haringey Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Conservation, Cllr Brian Haley, said: "The move from primary to secondary school is often a huge transition for children. The Junior Citizen programme is a fantastic way of preparing children for some of the challenges they'll face in the years ahead.

"Our Road Safety Group are proud to be the main sponsors of the event, and I'd like to thank the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and all our other partners for supporting such a useful and positive scheme."

Tottenham Hotspur are the only professional football club in the country that run a Junior Citizen Programme at their stadium, making it a unique experience for all participants.