Posted on 9th May 2013
A group of children tried on police hats, high-visibility jackets and used a police radio during a nursery visit by Whaley Bridge Safer Neighbourhood Team.
PC Ellen Barlow and PCSO Tracy Jones, from the team, visited Sunshine Nursery School to chat to the children about the work they do.
They told the group about some of the tasks police officers have and how they keep the community safe.
The children then had the chance to see how a police radio works and tried on some old uniform items, before having a look at a police car.
PC Barlow said: “Even though the nursery school children are young, it’s still really important that they know what we do and how we help the community.
“It’s a close community in Whaley Bridge and we want the people living here of all ages to know who were are and feel comfortable in speaking to us.”
The nursery visit, on Wednesday, May 8, was part of the Whaley Bridge team’s efforts to engage with younger people in the town.
Previously, they have visited the primary school and organised Community Speed Watch events with schoolchildren to make them aware of the dangers of the road.
To speak to the team, call 101.