THRILLED by an educational visit from two Surrey Police Community Support Officers (PCSO), most pupils at St Ives School in Haslemere can’t wait to be old enough to join up to the force now.

Godalming PCSO Daniel Burrell and Farnham PCSO John Francis talked about their important role in the community and how they keep the public safe.

They taught the children about the five different services which can be accessed when dialling 999 – police, fire service, ambulance, mountain rescue and coastguard.

Pupils were shown police uniforms and had a great time trying them on, especially the motorbike helmets. Most exciting of all, however, was the invitation to explore the police car, hear its siren and be allowed to ‘drive’ it.

Headteacher Kay Goldsworthy said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit from Surrey Police and learnt what an invaluable service the police offer the community.

“Many have now chosen it as their preferred profession for when they are ‘grown-ups’.

“Thank you so much to Surrey Police for giving us such an interesting morning.”