PRIMARY school pupils in Weaverham are showing first-class public spirit as they prepare to tread the thin blue line for law and order.

Inspired by visits from Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner, John Dwyer, and PCSO Michelle Gillet, students in years five and six at Weaverham Primary Academy are applying to become Cheshire Constabulary mini-cops.

If selected, they'll work with local police officers and PCSOs as they strive to protect and serve their local communities.

The scheme will see the young recruits helping deliver important messages such as anti-bullying and online safety, and tackle problems within their area such as speed awareness, parking, and littering.

Weaverham Primary Academy head teacher, Jo Price, said: “We always enjoy welcoming police into school.

“It creates such a buzz.

"Our reception children were over the moon to sit in the police car and the older children love the idea of becoming mini-cops.

“We’ve already had applications completed.”

Earlier this term, Weaverham children also took part the Let’s Walk initiative, led by Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire West & Chester Council, which taught them how to be safe on the way to and from school.

Staff at Weaverham Primary Academy, which is part of North West Academies Trust, are now welcoming families of potential pupils for a tour of the school.

Please email or phone them on 01606 852148 to make arrangements.