Pupils teach police a lesson
PRIMARY schoolchildren have been teaching the police to mind their ‘p’s and ‘q’s.
For Philiphaugh Community School’s young educator committee gave three local officers and two youth workers a lesson in punctuation last Friday.
The six-strong group of seven to 11-year-olds prepared a lesson using music, games and a powerpoint presentation which they gave to officers Robbie Noble, Roy Brown and Karen McIlroy.
“They then ended with a quiz devised to check out whether the officers had actually learned anything,” said the school’s community learning and development worker, Rita Docherty.
She continued: “It was good fun and all the officers said they had a great time and learned something new about punctuation, vocabulary and grammar in general .
“This was a great event for breaking down barriers and it was wonderful to see the police and young people having such a good time together.”
The school has an additional 12 committees, over and above the young educators, which meet fortnightly to work on their themes which vary from choir to environment to education.
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