Last stop cop shop for Educare children
The last entry in the Teviot Valley Educare book about the Roxburgh community can now be written.
Staff member Angela Cahill said the police station was the last place to be visited as it was so difficult to find the right time to go but last week saw a crocodile of 21 under-5’s make their way around the block to the station.
Constable (soon to be senior constable) Lance Davies said it was important that the children saw him as a friend and was he happy to open the station for them, even dressing ‘‘police dog Tommy’’ in uniform, much to the delight of staff and children alike.
Cahill said the children had been to the fire station, the ambulance rooms and all the shops so this visit meant the book was finished, until the next wave of children came along.
More than 50 children were on the books of Educare, allowing some parents to hold down jobs and others to have some free time for themselves.
The children had recently been doing activities related to the Commonwealth Games, and during Matariki had enjoyed eating hangi throughout the week.
Dress-ups: Roxburgh policeman Constable Lance Davies with Teviot Valley Educare children Corin Clark, 4, and Mayson Kingi, 2, and police dog Tommy.