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Year 10 Students Deliver Presentation to the Police and Crime Commissioner

Boys present to Mr David Munro as part of their Citizenship coursework.

During the Easter break Matthew (10D) and Sean (10F) contacted the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office asking if they could deliver a presentation to Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro as part of their GSCE Citizenship coursework.  They were extremely privileged to be invited to the police headquarters in Guildford to give their presentation.

The subject of their presentation was whether police officers in the UK should be routinely armed.  PCC David Munro said:

“This is the first time I’ve had young students come in and share their ideas as part of their studies so I was delighted to be involved and to listen to what they had to say.” 

“Whilst I’m afraid I was not persuaded that officers in the UK should be routinely armed - I was really impressed with the effort and the arguments put forward by Matthew and Sean. They had clearly done their homework on the subject!“

“I am really keen to encourage young people in Surrey to take an interest in policing and their local communities so it was really great to see two such enterprising teenagers engaging on an important issue like this.“

“I would like to wish both of them the best of luck for the rest of their course – I am certain they will do well!”

Quotes from Matthew and Sean:

“Although it was quite nerve-wracking at the start walking into the building, once in the room and everyone was present, the feelings changed from nervousness to excitement.  Sean and I personally felt that the presentation went smoothly and that we kept David Munro interested throughout the presentation; he said that we made some strong points.  We are extremely grateful to David for his time.  This is an experience I will not forget.”  Matthew

"It was a good experience to talk to someone in power.  Mr Munro was approachable and provided us with invaluable information to complete our project and we were really grateful for his time."   Sean

See how the two boys got on – click to watch the short video here:

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