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Clapham Primary School pupils gain insight into work of police
9:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
As part of their topic on careers, year six children from Clapham Primary School visited Ingleton Police Station to gain an insight into the world of work.
They were asked to think about the key qualities and skills that employers were looking for and how this linked to what they did in the classroom and the curriculum.
A day of activities was organised by PC Laurence Martin and PCSO Jayne Grace and included writing a report on an item of lost property, completing a witness statement (and recalling a description of a person seen earlier in the day), drawing a sketch plan of a scene of an accident and measuring fixed points.
“The day really helped the children to understand how what they learn in school applies in the ‘real’ world of work,” said a school spokesman.
The youngsters are now due to visit Dalehead Equine Centre at Rathmell where they will see how skills such as accurate recording, measuring, communicating and listening are essential to a vet and how scientific knowledge is applied.