Primary school children who have been learning about speeding, cyber-safety, bullying, and anti-social behaviour have graduated from a 'mini-police' scheme.

Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary have been working with year five pupils at Saffron Green in Borehamwood for eight weeks educating them on a range of issues.

One of the weeks involved a community project where pupils visited Furzehill Road to catch speeding drivers.

If a car was travelling too quickly, an officer pulled them over before the driver was asked three questions by the pupil from Saffron Green including "How would you feel if you hit and killed me whilst speeding?"

PCSO Natalie Lancaster said one driver cried when the question was posed to them.

She said: "The drivers were shocked and one driver even cried. Having young children share these messages can have a much better impact and it will hopefully make drivers think twice about speeding."

Mini-Police is an interactive volunteering opportunity for children aged between nine and 11 and sees them support their local force through participation in community events.

The scheme launched at schools across Hertfordshire in 2018, thanks to funding from Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd.

At the end of the course, 22 pupils were presented with a certificate by PCSO Lancaster.

Borehamwood Times:

The pupils threw their hats into the air after graduating from the mini-police scheme