Posted on 3rd April 2017
Children from Curbar Primary School have been learning all about stranger danger and the world of Crown Green Bowls as part of a police sports project.
Last month, PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team, worked alongside qualified bowls coach, Vic Poke, to encourage the children to get involved in the sport as part of an intergenerational project.
During the visits on Monday, March 6 and Monday, March 20, PCSO Boswell spoke to the Year 3 and 4 school children about the importance of staying safe when out and about, 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 coach Vic Poke.
PCSO Anthony Boswell from the village’s 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.
"Visits into schools are so worthwhile. They allow us to become a friendly face for the children to come to if they ever need help in the future, along with giving them some important safety information.”
Qualified bowls coach Vic Poke added: “The sessions at Curbar Primary School were very successful as usual with the children learning a few more skills from last year. Our safety and sports visits are part of an ongoing project and I hope to see it continue in future years.”
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