Police dogs visit Southsea school

PC Lynne Ellis showing her drugs dog Blue a black Labrador to Scarlett O'Shea and Lucy Evans.''Picture: Sarah Standing (13865-1443)

PC Lynne Ellis showing her drugs dog Blue a black Labrador to Scarlett O'Shea and Lucy Evans.''Picture: Sarah Standing (13865-1443)

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A GROUP of police dogs paid a visit to a Southsea school.

The dogs were at Mayville High School to show pupils how they help to fight crime.

Hampshire Police Dogs Blue and Riley found packages which had been planted around the school hall.

Dogs also help out with crowd control and finding missing people.

On her visit to the school WPC Lynne Ellis said: ‘I personally think school visits are a massive benefit.

‘The children get to see the human side of what we do. Also there are not many women doing my job and it would be nice to see more entering the profession.’

Year 8 Ben Mcleoud, 12, said: ‘It was interesting. Blue was the best I thought. I like his job and I was very impressed.’

The event was organised as part of Personal, social, health and economic (PHSE) day.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue also spoke to pupils about the role of the fire service.

Pupils were given a presentation on internet safety, and alcohol awareness.

Head of PHSE Doug Elvy said: ‘It’s all current, modern information mixed in with life skills to help people make the right decisions.

‘The day contributed to the social, moral, spiritual and cultural wellbeing which is excellent at the school.’

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