Alford pupils taste police life at careers day

Lauren Robbens (left), ex-pupil Jack Snow (scenes of crime officer with the police) and Danielle Izzard. Photo supplied.
Lauren Robbens (left), ex-pupil Jack Snow (scenes of crime officer with the police) and Danielle Izzard. Photo supplied.
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YOUNGSTERS at an Alford school were able to gain an insight into life with the police at a special careers day recently.

Year nine students at John Spendluffe Technology College were able to listen to representatives from the traffic police, the crime scenes investigation unit, dog handling team and an ex-prison warden.

The youngsters also got to see the dog handlers in action and ask question about the various officers’ equipment.

They also learned about protective clothing and looking at footprints.

One of the officers on hand was ex-John Spendluffe pupil Jack Snow.

The day was organised by PCSO Dee Phillips and Assistant Head, Pippa Forman, and it was part of a careers day forged through links with the school and the local community.

“Students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the off timetable experiences to interact with the police staff, taking the opportunity to ask them about the jobs they do as well as find out about some of the most memorable experiences of the officers,” said a spokesperson.

“The day, hopefully to become an annual careers event, gave students an insight to the many modern styles of policing today..”