GWENT’S Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Paul Harris visited a Caldicot school to present pupils with awards for reaching the final of a national quiz.

A team of Year 8 pupils from Caldicot Comprehensive School represented Gwent and finished second at the national final of the All Wales Core Programme Quiz, held at the Copthorne Hotel in Cardiff.

To recognise their achievement, Paul Harris presented each of the five pupils with £50 gift vouchers at a school assembly.

The quiz is part of the All Wales School Liaison Core Programme, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the four police forces of Wales.

As part of the programme, children learn about drug and substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and personal safety and the teams were asked questions based on lessons from the programme.

Mr Harris said: “I would like to congratulate all the pupils for representing Gwent and their school so admirably in the final of the All Wales quiz in Cardiff.

“This is a prime example of how the four police forces in Wales, the Welsh Government, local education authorities and schools can work together to help young people stay safe.”