Fairfield Primary School children were gripped with interest as a visit by police and the prison service made learning about hard-hitting issues fun.

The joint initiative is part of the Greater Manchester prison, police and school engagement programme, working with Cumbria Police, to inform Key Stage two children about issues such as e-safety, social media, substance abuse and knives and to raise their awareness before starting secondary school.

The children also had the chance to meet police dogs and to see them in action.

Paul McGovern MBE, children’s police officer PC Lindsey Irving and police volunteer David Keevil showed the children how important it is to give accurate descriptions and reiterated the dangers of taking sweets or substances from strangers.

The initiative has been pioneered in and around Greater Manchester and then rolled out across the North West.

The children (and staff) learnt lots of important information in an engaging and thrilling workshop. 

You can read more here: https://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/17963473.arresting-sights-pupils/

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