Safety Week – 18th September to 22nd September 2017

Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officers – Reach out to Children at Buttercup Primary School

Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officers (THEO’s) made two visits to the Buttercup Primary School on Cannon Street Road last week in efforts to reach out to the younger community, amid a planned ‘Safety Week.’

Deputy head teacher Shaheda Khanom contacted Tower Hamlets Council for assistance and requested Enforcement Officers conduct a planned assembly in efforts to raise awareness to the youngsters in the school, in relation to Road Safety, Stranger danger and the new threat of Cyber Security and staying safe online.

THEOs visited the school on two separate days where they were able to interact with the children and even allow many to practise staying safe using the Official Radio to connect with the live CCTV control room.

The event was a success, staff at the Buttercup School stated that the children had a great experience and had been talking about the assembly all week.

Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officers were also impressed with the existing knowledge of the children regarding the issues around safety during the presentation. The Officers was really impressed stating that the school must be doing something correct!

In all it was a very good initiative, and as a result The THEO service now plans on doing more events with other schools across the borough in the near future.

Matthew Barwell


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Enforcement Officer Matthew Barwell, Children at the School, Deputy Head Teacher Shaheda Khanom, Officer Minera Brown.