Jet and Ben visit our school
On Thursday 16th September 2021, Durham Police brought Jet and Ben, their safety dogs, into our school to meet the children. Their handler (Claire) was joined by our local PCSO Jamie and they spoke to the children about the role of the police, road safety, playing outside safely and online safety.
Everyone was extremely excited to meet the two Labradors! The children sat so quietly and calmly waiting for the arrival of the dogs. Jet (the black lab) was really excited to come into the hall and meet everyone! Claire explained what dogs are used for by the police and then every child had the opportunity to stroke the dogs as they left the hall.
After assembly, Jet and Ben escorted Claire and Jamie down to the Opal and Amethyst Learning Zones where they spent time with our very youngest children answering lots of questions about what they had learnt in assembly.
We look forward to welcoming Jet and Ben back to school later in the year.
Feedback from our children:
“They both feel so soft and cuddly.”
“It was really fun having Jet and Ben in the school hall.”
“ I was a bit nervous but I used my superpower of courage and gave the yellow one a little stroke.”
Feedback from our team:
“It was fantastic to see the children participating with visitors allowed back in school.”
Feedback from our Academy Councillor:
“The PSCO’s were very friendly and informative about safety both inside and outside of school. They were extremely engaging with the children. It would be lovely to see them back in school later in the year so that we can reinforce confidence.”
For more information check out the Jet and Ben website for lots of great activities!