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Cross Keys students laud police

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey
A member of the students’ council body at Cross Keys High School presents police officers in the community with tokens.

CROSS KEYS, Manchester:

As part of the National Students' Council Week, students of the Cross Keys High School thought it fit to honour the men and women who risk their lives every day to protect them.

Staff adviser for the year for the parish and teacher at the institution, Rosemarie Thompson- Collins, told Rural Xpress that the gesture was the least they could do.

"As their jobs get harder, we want to encourage them to continue doing their duty to serve and protect ... we have a very good relationship with the police. In the evenings you can see them patrolling the streets to ensure our children get home on time. We will continue to support the police to make their jobs easier," said Thompson-Collins.

The students presented the lawmen with a banner bearing notes of commendation and encouragement, a cake, bottles of wine and a plaque.

Among the commendations, the police were hailed for the relaunch of the Cross Keys Police Youth Club and the consistent sensitisation meetings they host.




"We certainly thank you for all the work you have been doing in Cross Keys. We know how vital your service is to the community at large, specifically our school, and when thanks come from the heart of children you know it's coming from a good, genuine place," board chairman Claudine Heaven said.