Pupils raise awareness on safety

PUBLISHED: 13:33 19 July 2007 | UPDATED: 15:10 12 May 2010

Pupils from Royston who visited the Herts police headquarters – Daniel Wilson 2468DW04

Pupils from Royston who visited the Herts police headquarters - Daniel Wilson 2468DW04

SCHOOL children from Royston were on their best behaviour for a visit to police headquarters. The pupils took part in a schools competition, organised by Herts constabulary in conjunction with Neighbourhood Watch, to win a trip to police headquarters in

SCHOOL children from Royston were on their best behaviour for a visit to police headquarters.

The pupils took part in a schools' competition, organised by Herts constabulary in conjunction with Neighbourhood Watch, to win a trip to police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City.

Royston Heath PCSO Penny Tomsett said: "This is the fourth year we have done this and it's always a really good day.

"It's something different for the children that they don't usually get to see and it is helping to raise awareness about safety."

Year 4 children from five Royston primary schools were given a five-week homesheet to be completed for a chance to win the visit.

The homework sheet included work on personal safety, safer cycling and the emergency services.

The work was marked by PCSOs from Royston and the top boy and girl from each school won a place on the trip.

During the visit the children were given a tour of the control room, the firearms department and staff protection section as well as seeing the work of the dog section.

The day out was sponsored by Richmond's, who provided transport, and Tesco, who gave a picnic for the children.

The initiative, Operation Citizenship, aimed to raise awareness among children for their personal safety.

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