As Class 4 arrive at the end of their learning journey on Crime and Punishment this term we were all treated to a visit from the rural police. James and Pete spent the morning in School describing what it is like to be a police officer in 21st century Britain; and this enabled our pupils to make some interesting comparisons with the first police known as the ‘Peelers’ or ‘Bobbies’ after Robert Peel.
The children had pre-prepared some interesting questions…….
Q: Have you ever been frightened?
Q: Do you think there are more crimes today than in the time of the Peelers?
Q: Would you recommend a career as a police officer?
Q: Do you have to always abide by the law?
Q: Have you ever used your taser?
They explained and demonstrated the uses of their equipment and described the types of rural crimes or incidents that they might be called to.
A thoroughly interesting and informative morning. Huge thanks to our visiting ‘Bobbies’ for talking to us this morning. We learnt lots, but let’s hope it’s the first and last time any of us are put in handcuffs!!