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PCSO heads back to class to talk Halloween and Bonfire Night safety in Hartington

Posted on 25th October 2016

A PCSO from the Tideswell, Litton, Baslow and Beeley beat has gone back to class to speak to youngsters about staying safe this Halloween and Bonfire Night.

PCSO Ian Phipps visited youngsters at Hartington C of E Primary School on Thursday, October 20 to speak with them about a range of safety topics. This included the importance of acting responsibility around bonfires and being visible to drivers when walking home from school.

He said: “It was great to be invited to Hartington Primary School to speak to children of all ages about staying safe this Halloween and Bonfire Night. We discussed many topics including adult supervision with sparklers, being careful when going to a bonfire and not playing with fireworks.

“We also discussed the importance of being bright to be seen, particularly as they walk home from school over the autumnal and winter months, along with Trick or Treating and the affect it may have on some residents.

“All in all it was a fantastic visit to meet with the children and teachers at the school.”

Head Teacher Mrs Tracy Blackwell added: “The children are always excited and pleased when they know that their local police community support officer will be visiting.

“They thoroughly enjoyed the lesson around Halloween and Bonfire Night safety from PCSO Phipps. The presentation also included how to keep safe now that the nights have begun to draw in and they would soon be travelling home from school in the dark. 

“The response from the children is always the same when the time comes for the officer to leave: "When will you be coming back?" and they always seem so disappointed when they realise it's not the next day!”

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