Term Two – Week 9
Police Incursion on 21st June 2017
What an exciting and fun morning we had when our special guests, Sergeant Kevin Renting and Constable Owen visited our Kindy classes to teach us all about what our amazing Police men and women do on a daily basis, to help us all in the community.
We have been learning about “Night Works”…jobs people do at night time, when most of us are tucked cosily in our warm beds and fast asleep! Police men and women work at night time to keep communities safe.
We asked the children what they wanted to know about the role or duties of the Police. The children brainstormed various questions prior to our Police Incursion, that they wanted to ask Sergeant Renting and Constable Owen. Mrs Currulli, typed up our questions and Mrs Poinen then emailed our questions to Sergeant Renting. We had some interesting questions:
* Do you carry a police phone on your belt?
* Do you catch “baddies?”
* How do you catch” baddies?”
* Have you had any experience with rescue and police speed boats?
* Do you work at night time?
*How do you drive your police car?
* When do police use horses?
* What do you use police dogs for?
We were so lucky to be able to view and play with all the special equipment that the Police may need to assist them in their work. We saw the special helmets and protective gear that Police use in defence. We saw the special case with road spikes that the Police sometimes use in car pursuits – they lay out the spikes across the road and this allows them to puncture the tyres of the car/s they are trying to stop. The spikes are extremely sharp, so we did not touch these. We saw a very heavy, metal piece of equipment that Police use to ram/break through doors, if they need to, in emergency situations. We heard the communications on Sergeant Renting’s Police phone and we heard Constable Owen speaking to us through the loud speaker from the Police vehicle.
We all had so much fun sitting in the Police vehicle and pressing the SIRENS – which were very loud! We also saw the back seating area of the vehicle, where the “baddies” sit and are locked up, if the Police need to take them away!
Constable Owen taught the children about “Stranger Danger” and about never being afraid of the Police…if lost or hurt the Police are always there to help. Sergeant Renting reinforced the telephone number needed for emergency services…which the children were familiar with.
000 for POLICE, FIRE or AMBULANCE
Sergeant Renting talked to the children about FINGERPRINTS and how Police are able to catch “baddies” from their unique and individual fingerprints that are sometimes left behind at the scene of a crime. Sergeant Renting and Constable Owen brought along some goodies for all the Kindy children to take home and showed us how Police capture and record someone’s fingerprints on official Police documents…it was messy work…but so much FUN!
From all the Kindy children and staff, we would like to thank Sergeant Renting and Constable Owen for sharing their time, skills and expertise with us! What a memorable experience…Thank you!