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PCSOs head back to class to speak to Youlgrave youngsters

Posted on 14th December 2016

Officers from the Stanton, Youlgrave, and White Peak Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team took a trip back to class to chat to youngsters about staying safe.

PCSO Ian Phipps and PCSO Anthony Boswell visited youngsters at Youlgrave All Saints’ C of E (VA) Primary School on Alport Lane, for a chat around Stranger Danger and staying safe on the darker nights.

The officers visited the school last week on Tuesday, December 6 to speak to the pupils about staying safe when out and about, particularly when walking to and from school on the darker, winter days.

PCSO Anthony Boswell said: “Visiting local schools is a great way for us to speak to youngsters to get important messages across about staying safe when out in public, especially as the days stay darker for longer at school drop off and pick up times.

“It is really important for us to encourage children to think about their safety, the safety of others, and to always let their parents and guardians know where they will be going.”

Miss Stewart, Class 3 Teacher at Youlgrave All Saints’, said: “The children found the lively chat based on 'stranger danger' highly informative and engaging. They learnt who counts as a stranger and how to stay safe and respond if a stranger was to approach. All of this was done in an age appropriate way being accessible for our Reception children right through to Year 6.”

Class 1 Teacher Miss Atkins added: “The children were all engaged and learnt important safety tips when dealing with strangers. Children enjoyed the session and all took something away from this which help them to stay safe.”

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