Last week a group of Year 8 Evolve students at Greenfield Community College visited the Durham Constabulary Dog Support Unit near Thinford as part of the EDDY project they are involved in at school.
The project, run in school by PC Iain Robertson with Miss Duffy, is led by the Durham Agency Against Crime and Durham Constabulary and is designed to engage, divert and develop young people.
The aim of the project, which has been running in schools in the region since 2006, is to prevent young people from becoming victims of crime or deter them from entering the criminal justice system, through educational activity as well as community schemes and challenging activities for young people. Greenfield Community College is pleased to be able to be a part of this great project!
The trip last week gave the students the opportunity to see a working police unit, giving them a different perspective on the police by letting them experience and learn more about the Dog Support Unit.
The visit was a great success, and PC Ian Squire, who worked with the students during the visit, only had positive comments about the Greenfield students and said that he and the rest of the dog support unit “would like to extend their appreciation to Miss Duffy and staff at Greenfield School for giving them the chance to meet them.” The project will continue in school for the rest of this year, we look forward to seeing what happens next!

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