Grimsby police cadets help to bring home national award

Six police cadets, including some from Grimsby, travelled to the Isle of Man to represent Humberside Police in the Ellan Vannin Fuels Adventures Challenge.

12 teams from across the UK came together during the weekend of 13-15 September to take part in a number of challenges.  These included a team building exercise, gorge walking, mountain biking, and an assault course, plus technical challenges such as building rockets.

Throughout the weekend, the Isle of Man Constabulary set tasks for the teams to take on.  Each team was scored on how well they communicated and worked together as well as their resourcefulness in completing the tasks.

Team Humberside came together in spectacular fashion and, after eight hours of putting the skills they’d learnt in their cadet lessons to the test, they were declared not only the winners of the Adventure Challenge but also became National Champions!

Community Engagement Officer Katie Hardy said:

This is the second time we’ve entered a cadet team into the challenge and we are delighted that they were successful.

The brilliant result is not only testament to the cadets, but to the hard work of their cadet leaders as well who have worked hard to give the cadets the skills and knowledge to face tasks head on and succeed.

Humberside Police cadets regularly take part in team building exercises and learn all about the different areas of policing, from Riot Training to Crime Scene Investigation.  As part of their volunteering, they have also supported athletes at the Special Olympics, represented the force at community events, repainted a graffiti covered underpass in Grimsby and completed first aid training.

If you think this adventure sounds like something you’d like to get involved in, why not think about becoming a cadet?  If you’re interested in becoming a cadet, or think someone you know might be,  you can follow the Humberside Youth Engagement Team on Twitter at @HP_LifestyleYET or email them to see more about how to get involved.  There’s more information about Humberside Police cadets here

Humberside Police cadets team undertaking an adventure challenge
All the teams at Ellan Vannin 2019

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Mary Vickers moved to North East Lincolnshire in 2010, from the Wiltshire/Hampshire border, to become Urban and Industrial Chaplain NELincs. Made redundant in 2017, she's maintained many of her connections within the business, faith, and other local communities. She's also decided to stay here rather than return to either the south or her husband's native Yorkshire, so that she can continue to enjoy and help promote the positives of NELincs.