Freshwater pupils meet the emergency services

PEOPLE who help us have been introducing themselves to nursery children.

The youngest pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in Harlow, were visited by police officers and firefighters as part of their project on people who help us.

The police officer explained his role to pupils and showed them his radio and body camera, let them sit in a police van, wear a helmet and turn on the van’s flashing lights.

The firefighters spoke to pupils about what they do, showed them how they rescue people from cars and let them sit in a fire engine, turn on the siren and spray the hose.

Rebecca Freire-Norman, assistant head, said: “The police officer told the children the police are friendly and that they should say hello to officers when they see them out and about.

“The visitors also spoke to children about 999 and that they should only dial the number in an emergency.

“Both visits were really good; the children were mesmerised. They were good experiences for them.”

As part of the topic, nursery children have also been learning about doctors and nurses, vets and dentists.

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