CHILDREN at King’s Ely Acremont learned more about “stranger danger” and the importance of staying safe in public spaces when two special guests paid them a visit.

PCSO Deronal and PCSO Austin, who both patrol the Ely area, took time out of their busy day to pop into school and talk to Reception pupils about the subject of “stranger danger” and give them tips on how they can help themselves stay safe when out and about in public.

The PCSOs told the children how important it is to make sure they are always in sight of a family member or friend when out in a public space, and they talked to them about how they can identify special people who can help them, such as members of the police and other emergency services. They also taught the pupils some important words to say if a stranger was ever to approach them, such as “You’re not my mummy/daddy!”

PCSOs Deronal and Austin delivered the important safety workshop in a brilliantly fun and age-appropriate way, and before leaving to go back to the station they drove their police car into the school garden. The pupils were able to take it in turns to sit at the steering wheel, listen to the sirens and of course try on some police hats and high-vis jackets on for size!

At King’s Ely Acremont, learning is brought to life throughout the term with the help of hands-on experiences, visits from experts and exciting trips. As a result, our pupils develop learning habits which stick with them throughout their King’s Ely journey, taking great pride in their achievements along the way.

Interim Head of King’s Ely Acremont, Celia Etchegoyen, said: “The children were thrilled to meet the PCSOs and have the opportunity of looking inside the police car, pressing the siren and trying on the high-vis jackets. Everyone had such a wonderful day.”

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