This year our Year 5s have become part of the Nottinghamshire Mini Police Programme. We have been provided with some very smart uniforms.
Throughout the year there will be lots of activities provided for the children. Some will take place in school and others will be at different venues.
Activities in school will involve the whole class. Activities off-site will involve 20 children, or less, depending on the nature of the activity. We will ensure that every child has the opportunity to be involved in off-site visits throughout the year.
There will also be activities that children can attend in their own time; but they must always be accompanied by a responsible adult.
We have already been involved in 2 Mini Police activities. Take a look below at photos of what the Mini Police have been up to.
We have a special visitor in school on Thursday 14th November. Our visitor is from the RNLI and will be talking to the whole class about water safety.
14-18th October 2019
The whole class went to the Art Exchange in Hyson Green. The Police talked to us about what makes us unique and how our differences should be celebrated. They also talked about how we have lots of similarities too.
We all had a flower with lots of petals on. We had to write things about ourselves on each of the petals e.g our favourite colour, TV programme, food etc. We then joined our flowers together by finding out which people liked the same things. Quite a few children liked pizza, football, maths. It was a really good activity that we all enjoyed doing.
Monday 11th November 2019
Today myself and 5 children from class 5 attended a memorial service for Remembrance Day at the Police Head Quarters in Hucknall. There were 90 children in total from lots of schools in Nottingham. The children all made a semi circle around the memorial to welcome the Chief Constable and other colleagues to this very special service. The Vicar said lots of words to help us think about the many soldiers that died in WW1 and WW11. The bugler played the Last Post which is a lovely, but very sad, piece of music. We then had 2 minutes silence..................
The children then had the opportunity to ask the Chief Constable lots of questions about his job and the Police Force.
The children and I were very lucky to see the Police dogs in action and then go in to the main control room where the staff receive 999 calls.
We had a very interesting and enjoyable morning.