Lessons in law and order
Arms and Knife Education.
The kids then got the chance to look around a police vehicle and ask questions. The day ended with a presentation around public order situations with pupils being shown police uniform and specialist kit.
On the Tuesday pupils from took part in a traffic and speeding exercise on Bells Hill with PC Liz Johnson, PC Dawn Seston from Roads Policing, PCSO Paul Dobbin and PCSO Benawra and were given the chance to question drivers caught speeding near their school.
A presentation from Addaction followed and pupils also heard a presentation from Bucks Fire service.
Stoke Poges pupils visited the former headquarters of Berkshire Constabulary at Sulhamstead on Wednesday May 18, now a museum and training centre.
They saw displays on the history of Thames Valley Police and collector items from the Great Train robbery of 1963, uniforms, equipment, medals, photographs and scenes of crime evidence. Pupils visited the Officer Safety Centre and took part in officer safety exercises.
On Thursday last week, Khalsa School pupils had a presentation from PCSO Benawra on Stop and Search and took part in a quiz on what they learnt.
There was also domestic violence input from a youth worker at Wycombe Women’s Aid and the day ended with presentations around cyber safety, child sexual exploitation and a variety of presentations.
PCSO Benawra said: “I really enjoy organising and delivering these four days as it provides a real sense of achievement knowing that the pupils are far more informed of policing than they ever were before and gives them a good platform for the future to make good decisions and to stay on the right side of the law.
“Working alongside my colleagues, we have run this programme over a number of years now which has been very well received.
“I would like to thank those in advance for taking time out of their busy schedules to deliver their presentations this week. Your time and input is greatly appreciated by us all.
“Lastly, I would like to thank staff and pupils from both schools who have come together to take up this opportunity to learn about policing. I hope you find it useful and interesting.”