School involved in the launch of new keeping children safe initiative
A group of Year 4 pupils were filmed and interviewed today by BBC Local News marking the launch of 'Clever Never Goes', a new initiative designed to help keep children safe. The session was led by PC Karen Killick from Chingford Police station and was attended by Waltham Forest police chief, Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker.
Eden, who was interviewed by the BBC reporter, described feeling 'nervous but excited' when she was told the reporter wanted to speak to her. She added, "It was a great experience and I learned a great deal about keeping safe. I was thrilled to know I would be appearing on the television for the first time in my life."
Ivy and Isla both enjoyed the presentation and were both surprised to learn that it is very risky even going off somewhere with people you might know reasonably well without the permission of a parent or carer.
Molly enjoyed meeting the Waltham Forest police chief. She was particularly impressed that as a young officer he had once arrested 66 people in one month!
BBC will be airing footage of the session on their Local News programme today at 1.30pm and 6.30pm