On Wednesday 29th August, we had a second visit from Inspector Fourie, this time to present and demonstrate various police equipment and allow the children to interact with his police dog, Lexi.
Inspector Fourie made every effort to encourage the children NOT to be afraid of policemen and women but to see them as people who are there to help.
He showed various police equipment explaining that NONE of them are toys and should not be touched – EVER.
He presented one of trainee students with 2 guns and asked him to say which one was the real one and which was not!
Mondli chose the “fake” gun as the real one. Inspector Fourie explained that no one, especially CHILDREN, should ever touch guns, no matter where you find or see them.
You never know what is real and what is not. Rather call an adult or better still the police.
Everyone made a sterling effort to learn the emergency number 031-3610000.
Majority of the children were scared of Lexi, his police dog in spite of telling him that they were not BUT when Lexi appeared there were shrieks from ALL quarters!
She is a spirited, energetic and very clever dog who LOVES tennis balls.
Inspector Fourie gave all the children a picture to colour in of a police dog as well as a test for the Grade R learners to write the Emergency Number and remember it.
He will return next week to present the certificates for the completed and accurate test.
After the presentation, we gave Inspector Fourie some chocolates for himself, some tennis balls for Lexi and presented some poems about policemen.
TEST – fill in the gaps