College pupils are given a crime lesson

The passenger is attended by paramedics and firefighters
The passenger is attended by paramedics and firefighters

Police, firefighters and a former criminal took part in an event at Rushden Community College aimed at deterring pupils from committing crimes.

Years 8 and 9 students were presented with a scenario involving a traffic offence with fatal consequences, which was acted out by Year 12 students.

The actors were cut out of a car after a mock accident involving the police, ambulance service and the fire service.

Pupils also attended workshops by the emergency services and worked with magistrates and an ex-offender to look at the risks taken and the consequences that followed.

Year 12 student Charlotte Brown said: “The car crash scene was a big eye-opener. It made me think about the possibility of it happening to me and my friends.”

The Rotary Club-funded event was organised by extended schools co-ordinator Joanna Holmes and community governor David Culwick.

To see more pictures from the event click here.