Kensington kids meet emergency services workers – all in the name of fun

Kensington PCYC Out of School Care Centre attendees Grace Borbely, 7, Larissa Mitchell, 11, and Valleena Robinson, 6, meet with Kensington Police constables Cat McFadyean and Zac Rothnie alongside centre coordinator Mel Scholes.
Kensington PCYC Out of School Care Centre attendees Grace Borbely, 7, Larissa Mitchell, 11, and Valleena Robinson, 6, meet with Kensington Police constables Cat McFadyean and Zac Rothnie alongside centre coordinator Mel Scholes.

IT is not every day that a police officer or firefighter turns up at your doorstep.

Luckily, for kids at Kensington PCYC’s Out of School Care Centre it was a positive experience as they got to meet various people from emergency services today.

Care centre coordinator Mel Scholes said all the fun was part of the Community Services Spectacular, which the organisation held for the first time.

“We had firefighters, police, SES and St John Ambualnce come and talk to the students about their roles in the community,” she said.

“The kids don’t realise that police don’t just arrest criminals, they actually work in the community.

“This was a chance to bring in awareness about the roles that they play and the kids love it too, they get to go inside a police car and listen to the sirens.”

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