Wow! We had a brilliant day yesterday with Merseyside Police. We have been talking about what we want to be when we grow up as part of our ‘Marvellous Me’ topic, and several of the children are interested in being policemen. So, Miss Harrison invited Merseyside Police into school so we could find out more about their important job.
We thought of lots of questions that we wanted to ask them, and then we eagerly awaited their visit. PC Colin arrived with two Police Community Support Officers, Steve and Ben, and they told us all about their important jobs. We learnt how they keep people safe and help people in a range of situations. PC Colin also taught the children what they should do if they become lost and who they should ask for help. This was very important!
PC Colin also showed us all of the different equipment that he had on his belt and explained what each piece of equipment does. He showed us the handcuffs, radio, camera, torch, baton, first-aid kit and spray. We learnt that the most important piece of equipment is the radio as the police can always use this to ask for help if needed.
The police answered lots of our questions and we learnt where police dogs come from - we were so eager to find this out! We also we learnt that boys and girls can both join the police and we also found out more about how they take people to the police station.
Finally, the police officers took us outside to show us the police van. We looked inside the van and some of us got inside the cell at the back. Miss Harrison even got locked in! The police officers then put the flashing lights and sirens on for us, to show us how they get to the scene of an emergency quickly,
We had so much fun and learnt so much! Thank you Merseyside Police!