The National Eisteddfod

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Yr Urdd, is one of the biggest Welsh language events of the year.

As in previous years, police attractions have drawn many visitors, with young people and families from across Wales enjoying a glimpse of the working lives of the Police.

Chief Constable Peter Vaughan and Director of Legal Services, Gareth Madge were special guests on Wednesday, getting a first hand look at both the police attractions and the many other Welsh cultural activities.

Staff from the All Wales School Liaison Core Programme (AWSLCP) were  present to give information to parents and children on the work of School Community Police Officers (SCPOs), regarding issues such as substance misuse, bullying and anti-social behaviour.

Children from all over Wales could name their School Officer and were very pleased to introduce to their parents the schools’ officers present.

Tarian the Dragon colouring sheets proved to be very popular, with many bold and bright versions of emergency service uniforms being completed by the children (and even some grown ups!).

Officers were able to get a lot of assistance from young helpers, with the replica plastic police helmets being proudly worn across the park.

Mascots ‘Billy Blue’ and ‘Tarian’ attended and got a lot of photograph requests and hi-fives from visitors. Both of them are certainly not camera shy!