Boris Johnson talked to students at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College about how they can make their area safer - and then played netball.

The Mayor of London was accompanied by Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, to the college's Ealing campus on Tuesday (December 9), to meet students taking part in the Metropolitan Police Service's Community Ambassador Programme (CAP), which strengthens ties between police and their communities.

High achieving and ambitious students have been given the opportunity to act as ambassadors for the police service and will receive mentoring and access to work experience opportunities.

The visitors talked to youngsters as they worked on their 'Big Idea' project as part of the i-CAN (Community Ambassador Network) programme, in which they came up with ways to use their digital, social and media skills to keep themselves, friends and local community safe during the festive period.

Afterwards, Mr Johnson joined in a game of netball between the college and a team representing the police force.

Mr Greenhalgh said: "It was great to meet these young ambassadors and hear their ideas for keeping safe in Ealing. Building bridges between the police and local people is vital if we want to boost confidence and create a police force that is respected and loved."

The college's Principal and Chief Executive Garry Phillips said: "The (CAP) is one of many of our community enterprise initiatives that takes learning out of the classroom, preparing students for the world of work."