This half-term, our Post 16 students in Broughton have been learning about local community organisations and the role of the police in the local area. They were fortunate enough to have a visit from a local police officer and PCSO from Brigg police station, who visited them to tell them about their jobs and how the police can help in everyday life.
Students had an opportunity to ask questions about the daily role of a police officer and listen to the good and bad parts of the job. They enjoyed looking at the equipment, including radios, cameras, stab vests and a baton. They particularly enjoyed when the police officer put handcuffs on the teacher! Students also went to look at the police van, listen to the sirens and see the lights flash. Some even had an opportunity to sit in the back of the van and experience what it would be like to be under arrest.
It was a brilliant experience and the level of questioning by students was fantastic. They decided that police officers have an important, but difficult job and should be respected in the community for the hard work they do.