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Officers head back to class for Buxton Infants science day

Posted on 20th January 2014


PCSO Cook with pupils from Buxton Infant School

Police headed back to class as part as part of a partnership science day for children and their male carers.

Officers visited Buxton Infant School, Hardwick Square on Wednesday, January 18 to chat to pupils and their dads and granddads about the role of the police and the science behind DNA.

PC Mark Parkinson from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Community involvement is an important part of our job and heading to events such as this science day is a fantastic way for us to chat to the kids and their parents.”

PC Parkinson, PCSO Linda Cook and special constable James Brewin chatted to the kids about DNA before handing over to them to take their own fingerprints.

The children’s family were invited to fill in short surveys to share their views on how they think their local police are doing and to put forward any suggestions for policing priorities in their community.

Jude Boyd, Head teacher at Buxton Infant school said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed the morning and we were delighted that over eighty dads, step dads and granddads could join us for the event.

“We have a close relationship with the local Safer Neighbourhood team and it is fantastic to see local agencies joining us for the science day.”

Helen Crook, Children’s Centre Co-ordinator added: “This is the second event that we have run in partnership with this primary school and it is all about promoting co-parenting and providing a fun activity day for the children and their families to get involved.”

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