Youngsters from a nursery school in Rowsley enjoy a visit from police

Posted on 27th September 2017

Youngsters from Flutterbys Children’s Nursery in Rowsley had a special visit from their local police.

The little ones were learning more about the work the police do to help them stay safe.

PCSO Anthony Boswell of the Stanton, Youlgreave and White Peak Villages Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team spent time talking to the children about the role of a police officer and Police Community Support Officer, road safety and stranger danger.

They also gave the youngsters, who were aged between two and three and a half, a chance to look around a police car, parts of a uniform and the equipment that officers carry.

PCSO Boswell said: “We brought along lots of uniform and equipment for the children to have a good look at, which we hope they would find interesting but also help them to find it less intimidating when meeting and talking to police officers.

“I also spoke to them all about staying safe, which we hope will help them when they are out and about with their families.”

Lulie Haylock of Flutterbys Children’s Nursery, said: “We were really happy that PCSO Boswell came to visit us. We’ve had some good feedback from parents, and that our children feel less frightened by police officers and know who to go to if they need help.”

The visit took place on Wednesday, September 6.

Officers from our local Safer Neighbourhood teams make regular visits to schools to engage with youngsters.

For more information on the Stanton, Youlgreave and White Peak Villages Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, or send them a message through the My Local Police pages of the website by clicking here.

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