The annual children’s Christmas party at the Police College was held on 18 November this year.
Thirty-seven children from three primary schools attended.
They will meet the Police recruits for the first time and spend the afternoon playing sports and sharing a light meal with them. At the end of the day, after swapping their blue hats for Santa hats, the recruits will present each child with a small Christmas gift. For some of these children, chosen by their schools, the Christmas party could be their first positive experience with Police staff.
Both the schools and the Police recruits speak highly of this event, with the children talking about it for weeks afterwards. Rotary members who assist at the party also comment on the 'fun day' that they had and the obvious enjoyment expressed by the children and the recruits.
The event is an annual project for Plimmerton Rotary. Club volunteers attend to the organising of the event, and the Plimmerton Rotary Charitable Trust provides the funds for the bus to transport the children, the catering and the gifts.