It's A Fair Cop! Pupils Tour Police Cells

In the driving seat. Francesca Norman sits in the police car as Pegasus Class visits Cleethorpes Police Station as a reward for winning a competition.

Reynolds Academy pupils found themselves behind bars when they visited Cleethorpes Police Station as a reward for winning a competition.

Children from Year 4 Pegasus Class won the competition, which encouraged them to see their local police officers as more approachable. 'Ask It Basket' was set up by PCSO Cat Toyne and involved classes designing colourful baskets into which they could put questions they wished to ask her. Every four weeks the PCSO visits the Academy for an assembly to answer the questions.

The pupils were so excited to see inside the police station. The had their fingerprints taken, tried on uniforms and visited the empty cells. They also had the opportunity to sit in a police car.

PCSO Toyne said: "I set up 'Ask It Basket' because I think it is important for the children to know that I am a friendly face and not just someone scary in a uniform. The children really enjoyed their trip to the police station and it helped to demystify our roles and show them that we are approachable and we are here to help them."

Pupil Francesca Norman, who took her turn in the driving seat of a police car, said: "It was so much fun. There was so much to see inside the police station. We would not like to be locked up for real though."

Reynolds Academy pupils visit Cleethorpes Police Station. They are pictured holding copies of their fingerprints with PCSO Cat Toyne, who took them on a tour of the station.

CJ Darwent had his fingerprints taken.

You're nicked! Pupils Jack Money and Jad Saymouaa find themselves behind bars during a tour of the cells.

Locked up - Lilly-Grace Jury and Laylah Bensley.

Pupils celebrate with their certificates at the end of their tour.

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