Police visit school
Dated: 17 Feb 2012
Wallsend neighbourhood officers helped students from Beacon Hill Special School and Specialist College for Business and Enterprise learn more about the world of work.
PC Dougie Robinson who patrols the Battle Hill area talked to the Year 8 pupils about the role of the neighbourhood team.
He said: "The youngsters were keen to ask lots of questions about the work we do to keep their community safe and the equipment we use. The pupils were enthusiastic and quickly got to grips with the uniform I brought along, trying on the helmet and utility belt for size.
"We have close links with schools in our area and regularly call in to talk to staff and pupils. It's important people of all ages know about the work of police and how local officers can help them, should the need arise.
"The pupils certainly seemed to enjoy having visitors in school and finding out more about what we do."
The school caters for young people with severe, multiple and profound learning difficulties from two to 19 years. It also provides families with home based support.
During the event pupils also had visitors from the Fire Service, Army Cadet Core, a musician and a professional photographer who came to talk about their work.
Pictured a Year 8 student trying out police uniform