Wirksworth pupils commended for commitment to town


Students in Wirksworth have shown their commitment to their neighbourhood with annual scheme.

Youngsters from Wirksworth Infant School and Wirksworth Church of England Infant School have beenpresented with certificates for the Community Wonder Scheme.

PCSO Sue Lester from the Darley Dale and Winster Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This is the eighth year that the Community Wonder Scheme has been running and each year it delights me to see how many children and their families take part to help make Wirksworth such a great place to live.

“Year on year the children have demonstrated the amount of respect that they have for their community by filling in a booklet to show how they help around Wirksworth, such as caring for the environment by picking up litter or recycling, walking to school to minimise traffic and pollution and also to show their knowledge around road safety.”

The school children, aged four to eight years old, took part in the police and council initiative.

The booklet included areas for them to show how they have been a part of the community by attending local groups or events, showing respect to other people by helping family or elderly neighbours, and also showing an achievement from their school year.