Police visit Cawston primary students

Keremeos RCMP Constable Pam Scheidl spent some time with Cawston Primary’s Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes on March 13.

Keremeos RCMP Constable Pam Scheidl spent some time with Cawston Primary’s Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes on March 13.

The visit was part of an ongoing program that  works in conjunction with the DARE program to connect with school kids and provide instruction on living safe, respectful lives.

Scheidl’s visit last Thursday was also aimed at introducing the students to the work handled by police. Scheidl gave Mrs. Church’s class a tour of her police cruiser, much to the delight of the five and six year old students.

They piled into the back seat and took turns operating the cruiser’s emergency siren. Student curiosity was rampant when Scheidl opened the trunk to reveal other equipment used in the course of her duties.

One student noted that his video game provided him the opportunity to use spike belts like Scheidl’s, only his were called “spike straps.”

Another curious student noticed an unopened can of beer in the trunk. Scheidl explained she  sometimes had to take such items from motorists.

“Let’s dump it out,” suggested one student.

Scheidl made a video presentation to the grade 3 class following her orientation with the younger students.