Barking children in fun safety lesson

Children learned about trust and safety during a visit to their nursery by the police.

PCSO Lee Bartle, of Gascoigne Safer Neighbourhoods Team, visited the children at Westbury Day Nursery, Ripple Road, Barking on November 23 to prepare youngsters for a life of personal safety.

He talked about road safety, stranger danger and explained the role of police within the community on an informal and fun level, encouraging them to ask questions and take an active part in the presentation.

He said: “I am very grateful to the staff at Westbury Day nursery for supporting me on this initiative.”

Schools police inspector Vicky Golledge said: “Our aim is to ensure that children are drip-fed safety messages throughout pre and primary school to ensure that when they reach secondary school they are equipped to manage their own personal safety and would not hesitate to approach a police officer if they needed to.”