Longbenton Youngsters Enjoy Street Law Project!
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By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
Air Cadets from Longbenton joined forces with Newcastle University Law Students to learn about cyber safety and personal safety.
The law students are ambassadors for Newcastle Law School’s Street Law Project. The project aims to work with children and young people in the region to raise awareness of, educate, engage, and encourage participation in issues surrounding children’s law and children’s rights.
The young air cadets took part in interactive workshops that highlighted the dangers of the internet and how it can be used safely. The workshops also considered how young people can be responsible and stay safe wherever they are.
“The workshops were really good fun and it made us all think about what we do that we could do differently to stay safe and help out friends and family to stay safe too,” said Chelsi Florentine, 15, of Holystone.
Street Law Ambassador, Chris Grayson, 21, said “We engaged in activities and discussed internet safety and cyber bullying. The young people were excellent; very engaged and learned a lot from the workshop. I was really impressed with how they participated fully and they were a pleasure to work with,” added Chris.
The session was delivered as part of the squadron’s Citizenship and Personal Development Programme.
Officer Commanding, Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson said, “It was a great to work with Newcastle University and their Street Law Ambassadors. Our young people engaged in tasks that made them look positively at their own welfare and safety in a different way.”
For more information please visit the Squadron website