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Misconceptions challenged during Canterbury police visit to village school

Contributed by editor on Feb 03, 2017 - 02:00 PM

Children at Bridge and Patrixbourne Primary have been learning about the work of Kent Police.

 

 


Inspector Fred McCormack paid a visit to the two reception classes at the village school on Tuesday 31 January as an introduction to a project they will be starting next term, People Who Help Us.


How to stay safe

Inspector McCormack, who is based at Canterbury Police Station, explained the role of police officers. He also talked to the children about how to stay safe and what to do in an emergency.

The four and five-year-olds were able to see a police car at close range and even had a chance to talk to a member of staff in the Force Control Room on Inspector McCormack’s police radio.

 

Inspector McCormack from Canterbury Police Station meets with the reception class pupils


We are here to help

He said: ‘It was great to be able to spend time with the children and tell them about the work we do and how we are here to help them.’

Challenging misconceptions

Reception class teacher Dan Luck said: ‘The children loved the visit. It was nice to challenge their misconception that all the police do is catch criminals, and to show them that they are actually here to help people, too.’
 

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