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schoolpastorThe Isle of Wight Street Pastors team are appealing for individuals to consider becoming a School Pastor in 2013.

Building on their successful pilot year during 2012, the team have now launched a long-term project to support students in Island Schools through the School Pastors Initiative.

School Pastors are volunteers who work around schools to provide safety and reassurance to students, parents and local residents. School Pastors provide uniformed patrols in areas agreed with the school, such as around the school entrance or at places where young people congregate. Their role is to provide support to students and a positive adult presence.

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School Pastors aims to promote safety and help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour before and after school hours. Volunteers will work in and around the school site, focusing particularly on hot-spots identified by schools, local police, parents and students. They will provide support to students who are experiencing difficulties with their school and community life.

If you would like to help support students, or if you have any questions or would like to talk through what’s involved, please get in touch with Rebecca Kelly, School Pastors Coordinator.

For more information about the School Pastor scheme, please visit their website at http://www.iowstreetpastors.org.uk/school-pastors/

You can download an application form here: http://www.iowstreetpastors.org.uk/download/School%20Pastor%20Application%20Pack.zip

Photograph: www.iowstreetpastors.org.uk

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