Students learn summer safety

Police
in the Eastern districts went back to school on Tuesday, 22 June to talk to
students about summer safety.

Area
Commander, Chief Inspector Martin Bodden Jr, Inspector Richard Harford and
Police Constable Mary Reece spent time with the year 4-6 students at East End
Primary School. The officers and students took part in an interactive session
that covered water safety, bike and pedestrian safety, safety at home and at
play, and the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

“The
students start their summer vacation next week,” said Mr. Bodden. “That’s what
makes this the ideal time to reinforce those all-important safety messages. We
want the youngsters to have a great time over the summer break – but at the
same time we want them to be safe.”

The
officers will be visiting other schools in the outer districts over the coming
week.

“However,
if any parents or carers want to speak to a police officer about how to ensure
their children have a safe summer, I would encourage them to contact Bodden
Town police station and we will be happy to provide the necessary advice,” said
Mr. Bodden.

The
students who took part in the 45-minute session received Royal Cayman Islands
Police Service badges for attentiveness and answering questions on the safety
topics.