Police encourage Waterlooville youngsters to take pride in their community

PROUD Queens Inclosure Primary School children with the PCSOs
PROUD Queens Inclosure Primary School children with the PCSOs
Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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PUPILS were given a taste of life in the emergency services when they were made Junior Police Community Support Officers.

Police are building relationships with the Year 5 and 6 pupils from Queens Inclosure Primary School, Waterlooville.

PCSO Matt Dean of Waterlooville Central Safer Neighbourhoods team, who set the scheme up, said: ‘We have organised lots of activities for the children including a visit to the police station and our control room, the fire station, a visit from the dog handler and the opportunity to meet a few police dogs.

‘These activities have demonstrated how the emergency services work.

‘Educational visits from Firearms and Knife Education, ThinkSafe and cyber-bullying have given the children information about the consequences of getting involved in this.’

The youngsters were also taught basic first aid skills.