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Kids cop a different lesson

Harvey Primary School Year 5 students were given a lesson to remember when they were shown prison cells and a courthouse last month.

The students visited Harvey Police Station and Harvey Magistrates Court as part of their social sciences program.

Through visiting the cells, having their fingerprints and mugshots taken, then watching a Justice of the Peace session at the courthouse, the students were given an understanding of the role police have in enforcing the law, how the court system works and the role of Justices of the Peace in the court.

“The visit was organised by myself and Sgt Jon Adams who, along with his team, provided a fantastic excursion for us,” Year 5 teacher Elisabet Ellery said.

“The Year 5s said the highlights were seeing the police equipment such as the tasers, gun and cars, being locked in the cells and getting their mugshot taken.”

Harvey police Sgt Jon Adams said he was impressed with the students’ behaviour during the visit and joked that he hoped it would be the last time he would see them in the cells and the courtroom.

“I was very impressed at the kids’ respectful behaviour,” he said.

“They bowed and stood for the magistrate and followed all the protocols of the court.”

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