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Schoolchildren become town centre rangers for a day
10:37am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
A GROUP of children were given the chance to become town centre rangers for a day.
The children from Northwood Primary, in Darlington, spent a day with the Distinct Darlington team, where they learnt about the town centre and how to use the radio link.
As well as helping with litter picking, they also visited the Cornmill CCTV centre and ended the day with a trip to the top of the town’s historic clock tower.
The Junior Ranger week has involved a number of primary schools in the borough and was organised by Distinct Darlington to help children understand how the rangers operate and about projects they work on with local businesses.
The mayor of Darlington, Councillor Charles Johnson, presented the schoolchildren with a certificate for their efforts and said: “It’s wonderful to see so much enthusiasm from the children.”
Alex Hirst, Distinct Darlington manager, said: "The event was both fun and educational and the children could learn more about what Distinct Darlington is all about.
“This project allows the kids to experience what our rangers do on a daily basis."
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