Cadets get busy to drive recruitment in Sheffield

Young Leaders Day
Young Leaders Day

Young people interested in learning more about life as a cadet were invited to a day of activity in Sheffield city centre.

Cadets from the sea, army, air, police and fire services were on hand to meet youngsters considering following in their footsteps at the South Yorkshire young leaders’ interservice day at Barkers Pool.

Shaun Wright, police and crime commissioner, urged young people to get involved in the cadets.

He said: “The police cadets are great ambassadors and a valuable asset for South Yorkshire Police.

“Not only do they act as role models in their own communities, but they assist with aspects of policing such as test purchasing.

“I would certainly encourage young people aged 15-17 to find out more about the opportunities available to them.”

The activity day included a climbing wall for teenagers to tackle, performances from The Air Cadet band and appearanced by mounted horses from South Yorkshire Police.

Chief Inspector Gwyn Thomas said: “This event celebrated the positive activities young people are involved in and the opportunities available to them.

“It is my hope it acted as an introduction for many youngsters to groups they hadn’t previously known about and may have sparked some interest in future cadets.”