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Hartington Primary School children have visit from local PCSO

Posted on 10th March 2017
Hartington school visit

A PCSO went back to class to speak to children in Hartington about crime and its consequences.

On Wednesday, March 8, PCSO Anthony Boswell from the village’s Safer Neighbourhood Team was invited along to Hartington Primary School, as they work towards achieving the Health and Wellbeing Award.

During his visit, PCSO Boswell spoke to the children to encourage them to think about the rights and wrongs, how their actions have consequences, and also what can happen if you commit a crime.

He said: “The talk was very interactive and I was able to encourage the children to think about their actions relating to crime and anti-social behaviour, and how these can have consequences which may affect them in the future. For example, if they come to apply for a job in the future and have a criminal record.

“The discussion went really well, the children asked questions and also offered their thoughts on knowing the right from the wrong.”

One child from Hartington Primary School said: “I found it interesting and helpful to my everyday life because we now know what the consequences will be if we take inappropriate action.”

Another child added: “I found his explanation easy to understand and I now understand a bit more about crime and its punishment.”

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