Eight children from Year 4 were visited by the police on Monday 8th October as part of a training programme for existing officers, from the Middlemoor Police Headquarters. These police officers spent time with the children in school, discovering the different projects that the children get up to. The children sat with the visitors and explained OneNote and Teams and how it is utilised within the school.
On Tuesday 9th October, the same eight children then visited Middlemoor Police Headquarters to aid the police officers in practice interviews. Before, each child watched a short video and are put at ease – being told it is not a test for them but a test for how the officers communicate with the children and ask them questions. The videos vary but have a clear scene, for example a possible theft from a car or a man putting a balaclava into a rubbish bin. In a pretend interview room with pretend cameras, the children are asked questions about what they saw – some even draw what they saw.
The children are then rewarded with a swim in the Middlemoor pool, enjoying the whole pool for themselves and have lunch in the Police canteen – sausage, chips and beans; followed by ice-cream!