Police use sport to bridge gap between generations

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Police officers in Derbyshire have been using sport to bridge the gap between generations.

PCSO Anthony Boswell, of Derbyshire Police, teamed up with qualified crown green bowls coaches, June and Vic Poke, to encourage children to try their hand at the sport.

He also used the sessions at Bradwell Junior School and Hathersage Primary School to teach children about personal safety issues, including stranger danger.

PCSO Boswell said: “Bowls is often considered a sport for the older generation, so this project allows us to break down barriers between ages and encourage the youngsters to learn more about the game.

“We look forward to visiting more schools in the Hathersage and Tideswell Safer Neighbourhood areas in the near future.”

The Safer Neighbourhood officers are set to visit schools in Bradwell, Baslow, Pilsley, and Great Longstone over the coming months.

To speak to the team call Derbyshire Police on 101.