Posted on 8th December 2014
Children learn all about Crown Green Bowls
Officers from the Hathersage and Tideswell Safer Neighbourhood Team worked alongside qualified bowls coaches, June and Vic Poke, to encourage children to take part in the sport as part of an intergenerational project.
Throughout the day, PCSO Ian Phipps spoke to the school children aged 4 to 11-years-old about the importance of staying safe, including topics such as stranger danger and road safety awareness.
After their talk, the children were then taught how to play the game of Crown Green Bowls by the qualified bowls coaches.
PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage and Tideswell Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This project is all about encouraging the kids to try something new and take part in a sport that they wouldn’t necessarily try.
“Bowls is often considered a sport for the older generation, so this project allows us to break down barriers between ages and encourage the youngsters to learn more about the game.
“During the visit, PCSO Ian Phipps spoke to the children about issues around stranger danger, staying safe when out and about and also about the policing work we do to help keep their communities safe.”
Anthony Tierney, Headteacher at Curbar Primary School said: “The day was an excellent opportunity for all children to try something new and to receive valuable safety advice from the police community support officer.
“The children (and staff) were surprised by just how difficult bowling was!”
PCSO’s Anthony Boswell and Ian Phipps visited Curbar Primary School in Calver alongside June and Vic on Thursday, December 4.
Officers have previously visited Tideswell Primary School and Grindleford Primary School with the intergenerational sports project. The project is also set to visit a school in Eyam later this week.
To find out more or to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.
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PCSO Ian Phipps talks to pupils about staying safe