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Shirebrook SCO visit - Adrian Portianow

On Thursday 15th February an assembly was held by Adrian Portianow, who volunteers as a special constable in Shirebrook.

Adrian told us of his experience of leaving Poland to live in Shirebrook.  Unfortunartley Adrian was not made to feel welcome in the community and was the subject of abuse and bullying and told us what it felt like to be called names and picked on at college.

Adrian is currently working with the NG20 project, a grant which promotes community improvement. The grant will improve links in the community, provide language lessons, break down barriers and fund a new park for the community.

Despite his early experience, Adrian did not give in and he now works incredibly hard helping the police in our local area as a translator. He is hoping to become a paid member of the Police very soon. He made us think about how we treat new people in our local community.

We thought of ways we could help with this: 

  • being kind
  • if we see nastiness - walk away.
  • speak to parents, teachers or the police about anything that worries us.
  • The police are here to help us - say hello and smile to them.

  

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