A group of Year 10 pupils recently won a competition to spend an amazing day with Manchester police and meet the Chief Constable and Deputy Police Commissioner.
The pupils visited the Greater Manchester Police Headquarters in Swinton to meet with Peter Fahy, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and his Deputy, Jim Battle. The pupils were able to speak with both Peter and Jim about the role of the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner. They also spent time learning about the career opportunities in the Police and the fascinating subject of crime scene investigation.
One pupil commented: “It was so interesting to see the work that the Commissioner does and to learn more about policing. The crime scene investigation work was incredible.”
“The event really interesting and enjoyable, the pupils asked some very searching questions and both the Chief Constable and Deputy Commissioner seemed very interested to hear the pupils’ views,” commented Ms Cathy Johnson from Saint Paul’s. “The students engaged in a lively discussion and appreciated the opportunity to find out more about the police commissioner’s role as well as to present their views on the issues important to them. The Chief Constable and the Deputy Commissioner seemed to appreciate their intelligent questions and enjoyed the time spent talking with them, taking away an insight into the perspective of our young people.”
Mrs Fiona Minshall, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s, added: “We work closely with our local police and this event was an ideal opportunity to ask questions about some of the issues that have an impact on society every day. We are really grateful that the pupils were invited to the Police Headquarters for the day; it was extremely beneficial to the youngsters.”