Young children dress as police officers at school
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The long arm of the law was a little shorter than usual when children as young as four donned officers’ uniforms and high-visibility jackets at school.
St Andrew’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, in Portman Road, Ipswich, invited Pc Mike Small to speak to their youngest students and answer any questions they had about his job.
Pupils in the Bumblebee and Ladybird classes got to try on uniforms, sit in Pc Small’s police car and find out just how loud his siren is.
Some children already knew a little about his equipment and that he “chased criminals”, “put them in jail” and “help when there is a car crash”.
Reception teacher Sue Brown said: “It was nice for them to meet a real life police officer and to realise that the police were friendly people there to help them as well as to catch the bad guys.
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“Mike was fantastic with the children and it will be one of those experiences that they never forget.”
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