Year 13 Student Nominated For Police Cadet Of The Year

Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College A Level students and Police Cadets, (l-r) Ellie-Jade Rigby (17) and Mary-Lou Nowell (18), outside the College in Waltham.

A Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College student has been nominated for the Humberside Police Cadet Of The Year Award, which will be announced at a ceremony at Hull University on October 9.

Mary-Lou Nowell (18), who is a former Cleethorpes Academy student, is looking to join the Force after she completes her A Levels, but has already made her mark, patrolling on Armed Forces Day, and filming Mental Health Awareness videos for teenagers. She has also taken part in officer and special training role-play and role-play to help the emergency services train.

Mary-Lou is one of two students at the College who are Police Cadets, having been joined on the beat more recently by fellow Year 13 classmate Ellie-Jade Rigby (17).

Mary-Lou said: "Ellie-Jade is a newer cadet who has really thrown herself into it and she's been amazing so far. I chose to become a Police Cadet as I aspire to join the Police Force as a career. I knew that this would challenge my confidence, put me outside of my comfort zone and help me to develop core skills of policing, public service and general life.

"I love the community engagement aspect of my cadet life as it helps me to break down some of the barriers between the Police Force and the public. I feel my work in this area has helped with my nomination to become Humberside Police Cadet of the Year."

Ellie-Jade said: "Whilst I am new to the force I already feel like I can make a really positive contribution to my community. I've tried to throw myself into challenging situations and have really grown in confidence as a result of this. It has confirmed my ambition to join the Police Force in the future."

The cadets on the beat.

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Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College Principal

Caroline L Yates BA (Hons).

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson