Students are taught a lesson by the police

Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith
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A GROUP of pupils from Henry Cort Community College in Fareham paid a visit to the police control centre and got to see the centre in action.

Nine students and two teachers spent the day at the centre in Netley.

Control room inspector Robert Shore gave a presentation and gave the students a range of decision-making problems based on real-life situations. The students were also able to listen to some of the calls being handled.

Principal Phil Munday said: ‘We believe in building meaningful partnerships within industry and the wider community.

‘This initiative with Hampshire police control centre enabled our students to go beyond what they learn in the classroom for subjects such as citizenship and geography and gain experience of what it is like to work in a high pressure environment.

‘We make every effort to teach our students essential life skills and this exercise demonstrated the value of strong communication, positive engagement and respect.’