Pupils from Trinity Fields School in Ystrad Mynach have joined a police cadet scheme.
Trinity Fields is the first school for pupils with special educational needs in Gwent to sign up to the Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme.
The scheme will give pupils the chance to learn more about the police through classroom sessions with officers.
The pupils, who had to go through an interview process to join the scheme, will be given their own police uniforms.
Head teacher Ian Elliott MBE said: “Our children are at the heart of everything we do and I can’t tell you how proud I am that our pupils are taking part in this scheme.
“The impact on the children and young people, their families and our staff is fantastic.
“We are looking forward to working with the police to make sure that this scheme is the most innovative in the country.”
Chief Inspector Amanda Thomas, who leads on the Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme for Gwent Police, said: “It is vitally important that children with specialist needs are also afforded an opportunity to become part of this great scheme.
“The scheme has been tailored so that the children can benefit from the learning and engagement opportunities that this will bring. This is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to seeing the results.
“The children are immensely proud of their new role and I would like to thank head teacher Ian Elliott MBE and his dedicated staff for becoming involved.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert said: “The Cadet Scheme helps to build trust and confidence between the police and children and young people.
“This is particularly important with a school such as Trinity Fields as these children are some of the most vulnerable in our community.
“I would like to congratulate all of the new Police Cadets and hope they enjoy their new roles.”