Solihull school children hear what it’s like to be a bobby on the beat - The Solihull Observer

Solihull school children hear what it’s like to be a bobby on the beat

Solihull Editorial 5th Feb, 2024   0

A SOLIHULL school welcomed PC Bains from the West Midlands Police into the school earlier this month to talk to Year 9 learners about careers in the police force and the variety of opportunities available.

As part of Lyndon School’s ongoing careers programme, which aims to help learners to see avenues for their future in a wide variety of organisations, the school were able to secure a series of assemblies delivered by the local constabulary.

Students were introduced to the vast array of roles in the police force, including those that work to support the role of the Police Constable, and also heard all about day-to-day life on the force and how to manage unpredictable situations.

Those attending also hear about all the different routes into joining the police force, including through apprenticeships.

Learners were given an overview of key issues in the local area and how the police work to protect them from those which affect them the most.

Abid Butt, Headteacher at Lyndon said: “I am very grateful to PC Bains for taking the time to come in and speak to some of our learners.

“It is brilliant for them to hear about all the different routes into, and roles available within the police force and I know they asked lots of questions.

“It is never too early to start thinking about your career path and at Lyndon School we are keen to show young people all the options open to them.”

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