21st June 2019

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AM Security team help at Mini Helpers event at the Cornmill Centre

Mini Helpers report back on an exciting day at the Cornmill Centre

Well done to the Cornmill Shopping Centre for recently providing a ‘behind the scenes’ tour for local children from Corporation Road Primary School and Northwood Primary School. Helping to bring the local community together in an educational setting, the children learnt what is involved in the role of a Security Officer and were taught interesting facts about the centre.

As part of a visit from the two local schools, Gary Yates and Carl Skelton form the AM security team at the centre gave a briefing on the centre’s security measures. As part of the presentation, the children were each given a notebook, pencil and Cornmill bag as well as their own Cornmill Shopping Centre Hi-Vis waistcoat, courtesy of AM Services Group. Alongside the presentations by centre staff, the primary schools were introduced to a local PCSO who informed the children of the PCSO’s role within the community, including supporting police officers to help prevent crime, as well as building relationships with local residents.


Well done to all involved, here’s some thoughts from the schools and the centre:


Mrs Sarah Wassell, Northwood Primary School, said: “Our children were so excited about their trip to the Cornmill Centre – it was a fantastic experience for them. They were delighted to be Mini Helpers for the day and learn about the shopping centre, working closely with the staff and PCSOs.”


Susan Young, Centre Manager at the Cornmill Centre, added: “We want to make sure every visitor young or old feels safe in our centre. By educating local school children through our successful ’behind the scenes’ sessions and PCSO talks we hope that they can support our security staff by becoming our Mini Helpers and passing on messages to their families and peers.”