EYFS (Pre-Nursery, Nursery & Reception) and KS1 (Year 1 & Year 2) pupils attended a talk given by the Police at the school.
The main aim of the activity was to bring the pupils closer to the Police Officer with the main objective of breaking down the stigmas or negative stereotypes that the environment, family, or society generates in the child about this police force, with sayings such as: “If you don’t behave, the Police will take you away!
The aim was for them to see that the police are their friends and are there to help people, and that they can ask them for help in case they get lost or need anything. They were also told about the emergency number (112).
The officers then showed them all the things that police officers carry with them and which form part of their uniform and introduced them to Road Safety concepts such as pedestrian crossings and red, green and amber traffic lights.
The Year 1 & Year 2 pupils also attended an additional activity, which consisted of a story told by the Police Officer, with the aim of reinforcing road safety when they are road users in the role of pedestrians and vehicle occupants.
Once the talk was over, everyone went out to the playground, including our Pre-Nursery children, where a police vehicle was parked and the pupils were able to get into it, turn on the lights and sirens, as well as put on a police cap and waistcoat to have their photo taken (if they so wished).
We hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful experience.
You can see all the photos in the following link: