The High Sheriff's Cadets
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 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.
James is the first Cadet appointed by Selina Graham during her term as High Sheriff:
“I have been in St John Ambulance for nearly 7 years, and I am the High Sheriff Cadet for Shropshire within St John Ambulance. I am also a member of the Oswestry Unit.
During my time in the organisation, I have helped many people at many different events. I am really looking forward to being able to work with the High Sheriff and make a difference to the people of Oswestry and in the wider county of Shropshire.”
Larissa is the second Cadet to be appointed by Selina Graham.
I have been with the police cadets since I was 13, am currently doing my GCEs and leave school on the 23rd of June. I aspire to become a cadet leader once I turn 18 and my future ambition is to be a police officer and to work my way up to being a detective. I am an open minded, caring and compassionate person who loves to help and guide others. I do voluntary work with Shrewsbury cadets which I enjoy!
So, far I have contributed over 40 hours of my time doing voluntary work that has been organised within the cadets. I’m very friendly and approachable and I will always go out of my way for others. I am very determined; I push myself to achieve the best in everything I do, and I love to challenge myself. In September I will be attending Kidderminster college to study public services for two years and then I plan to apply for an apprenticeship within the police service when I turn 18.
I come from a large family as I’m one of nine children aging from 13-34 years old and I am the 2nd youngest, so have always been surrounded by children of all ages. I feel this has contributed to me being the confident, outgoing person I am as we are a close, strong, supportive family. In the future, I would love to travel around to explore new places and experience different cultures, religions and beliefs.