Gaining valuable experiences over the summer
16 young people from Pwllheli and Bangor have been taking part in a summer scheme run by us to help improve their communities.
The Junior Wardens scheme is an unique scheme that gives children the opportunity to work alongside our Community Housing Officers over the summer. They learn about the important work they do in their communities to make them safe and pleasant places to live.
The scheme, running since 2010, has seen over 140 children participating from areas across the county.
“Our junior warden scheme gives children a fantastic opportunity to learn more about their communities and the jobs they might like to do when they leave school. The aim of the scheme is to give the Junior Wardens as many different experiences as possible. We hope it will inspire them to think about their communities.
“As well as working with the Police, Fire, Ambulance and Court Services, the Junior Wardens have been working with our teams and taking part in litter picks on the estates. These sessions have given the children the chance to see what happens in their local areas, and how by working together we can make our communities a better place to live. We are really proud to offer Gwynedd youngsters this opportunity every year.”
The group of year five pupils from Pwllheli and Bangor spent one day a week with our Community Housing Officers. Activities included;
- a day with North Wales Fire Service
- a day with North Wales Police
- a tour of the Air Ambulance service
- fitness and safety on the water sessions in Plas Heli Pwllheli
- visiting the Solar Panels in Plas Newydd
- visiting a farm making Glasu ice cream in Edern
- a day with ‘Wild Elements’
- estate clean ups
and much more. The youngsters were presented with certificates at the end of the scheme to mark their achievement and to thank them for their hard work.
Hope Roberts, Bangor said: “I had trouble sleeping the night before as I was so excited.”
Rebeca Roberts, one of the Junior Wardens parents added: “I feel that this scheme is a great idea, everyone enjoyed themselves and Efa is sad to see the scheme come to an end.”