Posted on 24th February 2015
Youngsters in Littleover have been learning about how to keep safe as well as the role of police officers in talks given by their local police.
Over the last eight weeks PCSO Megan Wyatt of the Littleover Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team has held various sessions in schools throughout the neighbourhood.
Overall six schools were visited, Wren Park Primary, St Clare’s, La Petite Academy, Griffe Field Primary, Littleover Community School and LittleSteps Preschool.
Over the course of eight weeks PCSO Wyatt has spoken to approximately 680 youngsters between the ages of three and 12.
The sessions were tailored to each class and involved discussions on road safety, stranger danger, online safety and/or a talk about the role of a police officer and police community support officer.
PCSO Wyatt said: “We were welcomed into every school and appreciate the opportunity to engage with our local youngsters.
“This kind of interaction at an early age is really important and helping them to learn about various aspects of safety may prevent danger on the road and internet .
“It also encourages them to have trust and confidence in their local police service.”
PCSO Wyatt has further visits planned for different community groups in the area.
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