Kind-hearted Cleadon pupils pick up awards

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Kindhearted schoolchildren have been praised by police for going out their way to help others.

Two pupils from Cleadon Church Academy have been presented with a range of goodies from Sainsbury’s and Cineworld after being nominated for their selfless actions by their school.

“The scheme has been running for a number of years and helps to build great relationships between the police and pupils and staff at the schools.”

Pc Andy Wilkinson

The youngsters from the school in Boldon Lane were put forward by teachers for the Northumbria Police Citizenship Award which aims to recognise pupils aged from four to 11 years who carry out good deeds in or out of school.

The awards programme is supported by Cineworld at Boldon and Sainsbury’s Local in East Boldon.

The youngsters were presented with their certificates by neighbourhood beat manager Pc Andy Wilkinson.

He said: “The scheme has been running for a number of years and helps to build great relationships between the police and pupils and staff at the schools.

“The winners are each awarded with cinema tickets for Cineworld at Boldon and sweets from Sainsbury’s Local in East Boldon. Without their help with the prizes the scheme would not be as successful.”

Pastoral lead Jane Merrin said: “The Academy works in close partnership with the Community Police to recognise and reward good behaviour in school and promote good citizenship.

“The Community Police Officer comes into school each half term to present a certificate to the Class who have earned the most Police Award points for their good behaviour.

“One pupil from each winning class is also awarded for their behaviour as a good young citizen showing kindness, respect and caring behaviour towards others.”