Our next visit is to the PSU in Meadowfield to have a look at how Police Officers complete their training.
Mini Police have not yet been appointed due to the current situation with COVID19. We will continue to review this and hope to be in a position to appoint them later in the year.
Police Training Centre
Chinese New Year assembly
Chinese New Year in 2020 was Saturday 25th January. This year is the Year of the Rat. In order to celebrate this we created a PowerPoint and planned a whole school assembly to share facts about the special occasion with the rest of our school. We also created a quiz to test all of the children on what we had shared with them. We were a little bit nervous but thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Watch this space for our next assembly on Road Safety in February.
Spennymoor Custody Suite
In December 2019, we visited Spennymoor Custody Suite to see how members of the public are booked in if they have committed an offence. Mr. Smart met us there and we got to know all about it! We were allowed to check out one of the interview rooms and we even got to look in the cells. We had a lie down on the bed and can tell you all that It wasn't very comfy!
What is the Mini Police?
The Mini Police project within Durham Constabulary is a fun and interactive volunteering opportunity for 9 to 11-year-old children. The Mini Police support the force priorities, through participation in school and community engagement events. Those involved can look forward to developing a confident voice through enjoyable experiencences.
Children who become part of the programme can help to tackle local issues, as highlighted by their own communities. By assisting the police service, they also carry that ownership and pride back into the community they live in.
What are we doing?
Our first job is to try on our Mini Police uniforms.
Mrs Caygill has then asked us to introduce ourselves in a whole school assembly.
We will be helping out at our KS2 Christmas Carol Service.
Our first visit is to Spennymoor Custody Suite in December.
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS OF WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO!