Local school thanks constabulary’s Children and Young People Team
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Hertfordshire Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have received positive feedback from a local school following a series of Mini Police sessions.
PCSOs Neil Carter and Julie Day from the Children and Young People Team recently attended Little Reddings Primary School in Bushey where they presented and carried out a series of activities, engaging with children in two Year 5 classes and their communities.
The Mini Police scheme offers a great opportunity to engage with primary school aged children, predominantly Year 5 students, to give them positive interactions with the police.
Children aged 9-11 years old can learn about community safety in a fun way which also gives young people a voice.
Year 5 Teacher, Mr Andy Wells, said: “We are extremely grateful for the opportunities Neil, Julie and the team have provided our children with. They thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and the time spent with them, nurturing their learning with new experiences. The pupils have a new appreciation for their community and the people within society who keep them safe.”
PCSO Neil Carter said: “We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Little Reddings Primary School. The students were extremely engaged and asked lots of questions, allowing us to educate them on different topics including road safety, anti-social behaviour, bullying and internet safety.
“I really enjoy my role as a PCSO because you have the opportunity to shape young people’s perspectives of the police for the better, enhancing our relationship with the local community. It’s a really rewarding role and one where you can see the difference you’ve made whilst also keeping people safe.”
PCSOs improve the quality of life for residents and make their area safer by proactively tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.