Lessons in safety for pupils at Thomas Bewick Campus

OFFICERS in Ashington went back to the classroom to teach children valuable safety lessons.

Community Support Officers Helen Halliday and Laura Meggison visit Thomas Bewick Campus in Ashington
Community Support Officers Helen Halliday and Laura Meggison visit Thomas Bewick Campus in Ashington

OFFICERS in Ashington went back to the classroom to teach children valuable safety lessons.

Community support officers (CSO) Helen Halliday and Laura Meggison visited pupils in the reception class at Thomas Bewick Campus in the town.

They spent time with the youngsters and spoke to them about their role as police officers and gave a presentation on “stranger danger”.

Children also had the chance to see what it was like to be an officer of the law by trying on helmets and taking a peak inside a working police vehicle.

As a thank you to the officers, pupils presented them with cards and pictures.

CSO Helen Halliday said: “It was great to meet the kids and have the chance to listen to their views on how they see the police.

“We’re always happy to come into schools and speak to pupils about key issues such as safety. These children are the future of our community and it’s important we work with them from an early age.

“Since the talk several of the children have seen me on patrol and will call me by my name to say hello. It was great to get the card and pictures from the children showing they really appreciated our talk.”

 

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