A recently created role – the High Sheriff’s Cadet or Cadets, was introduced to provide assured and professional support for the High Sheriff and is a great opportunity for young police or military cadets to become part of the Shrieval team.
The programme enables youngsters to become more self-confident and outgoing and benefit academically and socially as they connect with local communities.
Opportunities to become a High Sheriff Cadet are open to youngsters between 13 and 17 years old. For 2019/20, the High Sheriff has appointed eight cadets from the Staffordshire Police Cadets to assist him during his year in office. Each resides and attends school in Staffordshire and will act as a Sword Bearer to the High Sheriff during his period in post.
Four of the eight will accompany him for the first half of the year, and the remaining four will join him for the second six months. The first four cadets are:
Danny Cook (16)
Danny has been attending cadets for two years and has become the Head Cadet of the Burslem Unit. He considers the post of High Sheriff Cadet to be a real honour and is impressed with the effort volunteers and other cadets put into his unit, or, as it refers to it, ‘family’.
He enjoys taking part in cadet events and helping members of his community. He’s also a keen boxer and plays the guitar.
Georgia Leedham (16)
Georgia has wanted to join the police force since she was seven years old. She became part of the Burton Police Cadets in September 2017, and feels that since doing so, her confidence and skillset have both grown significantly. She became a Section Leader this year and is delighted to have been selected as a High Sheriff’s Cadet.
She enjoys taking part in cadet events and assisting with first aid situations. In her spare time, she climbs fells in the lake district, stays fit with off and on road biking and goes to watch Aston Villa Football Club play.
Joseph Robinson (16)
Joseph has been a cadet for 15 months and has recently been promoted within his unit. His quick ascent through the ranks has been due to his strong leadership skills and having earnt the respect of his leaders and his peers.
He enjoys taking part in Cadet events and is very much looking forward to his role as a High Sheriff’s Cadet.
Rebecca Harvey (16)
The second four cadets are:
- Alfie Cliff
- Rebekah Salmon
- Sophia Reay
- Sapphire Hawkins