Students enjoy Police training day

On Wednesday 25 March, a group of Year 9 Public Services students enjoyed an energetic and lively Police training camp day.

The Public Services students had the opportunity to put their theory knowledge of the Police service into practice as they learnt different commands and took part in a mock scenario involving mass public disorder.

The students got to view equipment that the Police use and to look around replica cells and staged buildings that the Police use for training purposes.

After seeing how Police officers train and prepare for real-life scenarios, the students took part in a fitness test to see if they would make it as a Police Officer.

Miss Quarry, Vocational Teacher at Cowley and organiser of the trip said: “The students were a credit to the school, they showed an abundance of enthusiasm and their “can do” attitude throughout the day.  We can’t thank the Police Officers who lead the training enough for an enjoyable and rewarding day; we can’t wait to return!”

The day was a resounding success; the well-thought-out activities helped to develop team building skills and meeting officers who spoke about the dangerous situations that they can find themselves in,  instilled a renewed sense of respect in the students for the courageous officers who protect and serve in the local community.