PCSO helps increase kids cultural awareness
By Trucks79 | Friday, June 29, 2012, 21:55
PCSO Dawn Pearce has been taking children from schools in South Gloucestershire on visits to local Moques and Sikh Temples to increase their knowledge about the Muslim / Sikh communities.
PCSO Pearce said: "This is an ongoing project that we've been taking part in for the past three years. We take 25 - 30 school children on each visit and do two visits per month. The schools have told us that they really appreciate it because it gives the children the opportunity to ask the imam or the guru any questions they have about their religion."
The visits give children who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to meet people form different faiths and gain a better understanding of their religion and beliefs.
Inspector Chris Regan said: "Dawn has worked closely with our Muslim and Sikh communities in Bristol for many years in her role as PCSO at Trinity Road Police Station. She has made many friends along the way and is well respected which makes her a great person to introduce young people to these rich cultures."
In the three years that the scheme has been running many of the schools have written to the police to state that the children get a lot out of the visits and has helped to improve the awareness of different faiths.
If you would like your child to have the opportunity to take part in this scheme and contact PCSO Pearce on 101.