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Junior Citizens at The Lane

Posted on 28 September 2006  - 12:00

Throughout June, over 1,000 children took part in Haringeys Junior Citizen programme in the fun and exciting surroundings of White Hart Lane. The Club teamed up with Haringey Borough Police to help young people prepare themselves for the significant step from Junior to Secondary school.

Throughout June, over 1,000 children took part in Haringeys Junior Citizen programme in the fun and exciting surroundings of White Hart Lane. The Club teamed up with Haringey Borough Police to help young people prepare themselves for the significant step from Junior to Secondary school.

Working in small groups over a variety of workshops “ including Anti-Social Behaviour, Drug Awareness, Healthy Living and Underground Safety “ children were taught the values of a healthy lifestyle, keeping safe and how to report incidents to the police. The groups consisted of six children in each, who were assisted throughout their various tasks by Tottenham Hotspur Foundation coaches. Upon completion of the programme, those attending were given a certificate and goody-bag to thank them for their hard work.

PC Chris West from Haringey's Safer Schools Partnership commented:

"Junior Citizens have operated across London for 20 years, but this is a unique partnership and venue, with the two-week scheme being hosted at White Hart Lane Stadium, the home of Tottenham Hotspur. The venue was specifically chosen because of its high profile in the community and the Clubs desire to work closer with the young people of Haringey in developing a better future for them. Using such a high-profile venue and sport, will assist in reinforcing the messages that are learnt on the day, greatly enhancing the learning experience of these young people at a particularly significant time in their lives as they move from Junior school to Secondary".

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation would like to thank the following organisations, who each ran a workshop as part of the project: Haringey Childrens Services, Road Safety, Anti Social Behaviour Team, Drug Action Team, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, EDF energy and London Transport. We would also like to thank all of those who took the time to come and see the project, including the Mayor of Haringey, Counsellor Gina Adamou, along with representatives from the LEA and Haringey Children's Services.