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Bradwell pupils learn about anti-social behaviour from local officer

Posted on 26th May 2015

Safer Neighbourhood officer heads back to class to host an anti-social behaviour (ASB) talk for pupils are a school in Bradwell.

PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team visited youngsters at Bradwell Junior School on Thursday, May 21, to chat to pupils about issues around anti-social behaviour (ASB).

During the talk, PCSO Boswell spoke to the group about what ASB is and the effects that this can have on local residents. The pupils also learnt about the powers that police have to tackle the issue and the consequences for those involved in nuisance behaviour and crime.

PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "Regular visits into schools are really important in helping to maintain a positive relationship between the youngsters and police.

"Anti-social behaviour can really have an effect on residents in the community so these talks are a fantastic way for us to speak to the children at an early age about the issue. All in all it was a really successful day and was well received by the children."

Class teacher, Kathryn McGuiness, said: "The children were all engaged, they learnt a lot and asked lots of insightful questions. It was a good way to develop social awareness and personal responsibility with the children."

Year 3 pupil, Oliver Burton, added: "It was really exciting meeting PC Boswell. I enjoyed listening to him a lot."

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