On Monday 13th June, we had a very special visit from PC Arthur Hazel. He visited EYFS to talk to them all about the roles of the police force and answered many questions the children wanted to ask. Firstly he told us that the role of the police is to keep the public safe, Asher from Sycamore class when asked what other roles the police do he replied “they arrest bad guys.
PC Arthur went on tell us more about the roles of police including riot squad, fire arms and traffic police. As well as photographs PC Arthur wore his full police uniform and talked about it’s key features and the importance of his equipment. He explained that he wore a flat hat for getting in and out of the police car and Raurie from Sycamore replied “so you don’t bump your head” which was correct PC Arthur was very impressed.
PC Arthur also bought with him a torch with a hidden feature. He demonstrated moving the torch up and down his uniform and red and green lights would flash “what else do you think the torch does?” and Johnson from Sycamore answered “it’s scanning you” “yes” PC Arthur replied, “it’s scanning for metal, I’m very impressed with your answers Johnson”. The children also got the chance to ask their own questions for example Zach from Acorns asked “do you have a police dog?” and Lyra from Sycamore asked “why do you have a police badge?”.
EYFS had a wonderful experience with PC Arthur and can’t wait to see him again for another visit where they can learn even more about the police and keeping the public safe.