St Nicholas at Wade pupils have been learning about policing

PCSO Deborah Forsyth with pupils Photo Kent Police

Children at St Nicholas At Wade Primary School were given an opportunity to learn about the work of Kent Police during a recent visit by local PCSOs.

Thanet PCSOs Deborah Forsyth and Daniel Dew met the reception class pupils last week and spoke to them about policing as well as giving advice on how to stay safe.

Pupils were able to sit in a police car, see and hear the siren in action, and take part in workshops looking at the police uniform, how to fingerprint, and using UV markers to mark property.

The visit is one of the many carried out by the PCSOs to schools in the district.

PCSO Forsyth said:  “We have been visiting as many of the primary and nursery schools as we can in Thanet so children can meet us and realise we are here to help people.

“It’s lovely to be able to see them enthusiastic and eager to learn about policing while reinforcing the basic messages about staying safe, avoiding stranger danger, and knowing how to ask for help, should they ever need to.

“Part of our role is to meet people out in the communities we work in, so these visits are brilliant in building positive relationships with the future generation in Thanet.”