Posted on 2nd December 2014
Officers from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team paid a visit to pupils at St Anne’s Catholic School in Buxton to chat to them about the important issues around bullying in and out of the school.
The visits came as part of national anti-bullying week which ran between Monday, November 17 and Friday, November 21. The initiative aimed to raise awareness of the problem across children of all ages in a bid to beat bullying.
The Safer Neighbourhood officers spoke to children from different age groups within the school about the importance of responsibility and friendship as part of anti-bullying week.
PCSO’s Linda Cook and Dave Murphy also introduced themselves to Reception Class as part of their ‘people who help us’ topic. The officers spoke to the class about the role of a PCSO and the work that they do to keep their community safe.
The children had the opportunity to look around the police vehicle and try on parts of the police uniform.
PCSO Linda Cook from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Visits into school are always a great opportunity to speak to the children from an early age so that they know who their local Safer Neighbourhood team are and what we do to help to keep them safe.
“Bullying affects so many people and it can really have an impact and leave lasting consequences. We hope the talk helped us to get the message across to the children about the effects of bullying and the potential consequences of it.”
To speak to the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, and follow the team on Twitter: @BuxtonTownSNT