GETTING CREATIVE: George Washington School Children build fleet of police cars after being inspired by kind hearted PC
Image: Myles with his police car
Hoping to inspire the youngsters, reception class teacher Stephanie Conner got in touch to see whether officers could assist the virtual learning by sharing some pictures of the inside of a police car.
But PC Ben Waites went one better, recording an engaging four-minute video for the pupils teaching them all about the cars, including how we use sirens to keep people safe and alley lights which assist in searching for suspects.
It was then full speed ahead as the eager youngsters made their own impressive homemade car models which included some innovative ideas – from grabber hands to help officers catch baddies to invisibility mode.
PC Waites said: “We know it’s been a really difficult year for everyone across the North East and beyond, especially for many of our teachers and parents who are home schooling to help prevent the spread of this deadly virus.
“So when I heard about Miss Conner getting in touch, I thought it would be good to help bring the kids’ learning to life with a video.
“Hopefully they found it entertaining, with a few important lessons in there about road safety, keeping their bedrooms tidy and wearing seatbelts.
“It was brilliant to then see the children build their own fleet of police cars – amazing work, everyone.”
Miss Conner added: “I’d like to thank PC Waites and everyone involved who helped make a really great video to assist our children’s learning.
“They absolutely loved finding out more about police cars and how officers use them to keep people safe.
“It really captured their imagination and I’m sure we have a number of budding cops who want to follow in PC Waites’ footsteps in our class!”
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