Year 5 pupils at two primary schools in Bedwell have been joined by PCSOs from the Stevenage Neighbourhood Policing Team, for a special four-week mini police course.
Mini Police is a fun and interactive opportunity for children aged between 9 and 11, which allows them to learn about key issues. The programme aims to build trust with communities, promote responsible citizenship and help young people establish an interest and understanding in policing and community safety.
The current course is being delivered at Moss Bury and St Nicholas Primary Schools by PCSOs Nicky Lewis and Lauren Paley-Renmans. The pupils are learning about road safety, anti-social behaviour, internet safety, drugs, hate crime and bullying.
PCSO Lewis said: “The pupils have been a real credit to their schools and are really enjoying the course. We hope they will continue to act on what they have learnt, particularly around the devastating consequences of getting involved in drugs and gangs. Maybe some of them will even decide to join the force when they leave school.”
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