Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Polesworth High School - "Prison No Way" Day.

From the North Warwickshire North Safer Neighbourhoods Team

A "Prison No Way" Day was held at Polesworth High School back in April. PC 1687 Paul Painter and PCSO 6098 Simeon Hodson were invited to the event along with representatives from Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service, West Midlands Ambulance Service and prison officers.

A scenario was set up which portrayed three youths taking a car belonging to one of their parents, and which resulted in a fatal accident. The three youths acting in the scenario were students of Polesworth School and were very effective in portraying this very serious and sensitive subject.

All the representing emergency services got involved with the accident, which was watched by a large majority of the school's pupils and staff. The emergency services did a fantastic job making the scenario as life like as possible, with a running commentary by Andy Bates, from the Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service, who explained how procedures had to be followed in order to preserve and protect life.

Following the life-like event the pupils were invited to discuss the scenario with the representatives from each of the emergency services, in a class room environment. PCSO 6098 Simeon Hodson said, "The day was a great success, with the pupils getting an in depth insight into the work of the emergency services, and also a look at what the consequences of making one wrong decision can lead to."

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