Children receive school supplies from officers of the Central Division Task Force (CDTF) Area North, on Saturday 4 September 2021. (Image courtesy TTPS)

Today, Monday 6th September, is the start of the new academic school year 2021-22, and the nation’s children are returning once more to virtual instruction and online tutoring.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put more families on the breadline, many parents have been hard-pressed to provide their children with school supplies and stationery to take them through the school year.

For some families in Enterprise and Longdenville, officers of the Central Division Task Force (CDTF) Area North stepped in to fill the gap.

According to a Police Service social media post:

“The officers wanted to do their part to ensure children in the Enterprise and Longdenville Community had the items needed for the school term.”

The school supplies purchased by officers of the Central Division Task Force (CDTF) Area North, for children in the Enterprise and Longdenville communities. (Image courtesy TTPS)

The officers pooled their monies together to purchase the stationery items for the youngsters, and on Saturday 4 September, several members of the CDTF Area North—under the patronage of Snr Supt Simon, supervised by Sgt (Ag.) Andrews and Cpl (Ag.) Hamilton—distributed a total of 40 stationery hampers.

Each hamper contained: one large drawing book, one notebook; six copybooks; two pens; two pencils; one long ruler; one pencil sharpener; and one eraser.