Officers from Margate Task Force have been reading with school children to help mark World Book Day.
Pupils from Cliftonville Primary School were joined by firefighter and Watch Manager Andrew Bigginton and Police Constable Scott Wilson for National Book Day. Andrew and Scott encouraged pupils with their reading and listened to individuals read aloud before answering questions about their jobs.
Margate Task Force brings together fourteen different agencies and organisations inclusing Thanet District Council, Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Thanet Community Networks, Kent County Council and Job Centre Plus. The team works to transform public services and improve efficiency.
Cabinet Member for the Margate Task Force Cllr Iris Johnston said, "Anything which strengthens relationships between the Task Force and younger members of the community is fantastic. The Margate Task Force exists to collectively improve Margate and Cliftonville and any scheme which encourages young residents to engage with the team and understand their roles can only be beneficial in working towards this."
Assistant Head Teacher of Cliftonville Primary School, Louise Wilson, said, "The officers were really enthusiastic and the children absolutely loved the experience. This kind of interaction where pupils familiarise themselves with key figures in the community and their roles in an informal setting is really beneficial for both their development and their understanding of the world around them. We hope this is just the beginning of future work with the Margate Task Force on this type of project."
To get in touch with the Margate Task Force, or for more information call 01843 577536 or email MargateTaskForce@thanet.gov.uk