Year 4 pupils had their very own police escort as they walked to Chester Police Station to learn about the role of the police in our community.
Led by PC Rhys Matthews, our School Liaison Officer and PCSO Neil Denby the girls were able to put their knowledge of road safety into practice, guided by the experts.
Upon arrival at Chester Police HQ the girls were told about the wide ranging role of the police force and were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the Police Station. They saw the open plan office arrangement that allows different teams to work together effectively and then went in to the storage area and discovered a range of equipment from riot gear to evidence bags. The girls were shown the interview suites and the linked observation rooms and were delighted to be able to observe and listen to each other using the monitoring equipment installed in the suite. They were then taken through the room that houses thousands of items of evidence, all bagged and ordered accordingly.
Finally the girls were able to get up close with a police van, saw the cell inside and had a demonstration of the lights and sirens used for emergencies. Pupils left with a much better understanding of what the police do and we are very grateful to PC Mathews and PCSO Denby for their time and enthusiasm.