Pupils from BORDERTOWN Primary School were treated to a musical performance on the importance of safety, as part of a South Australian Police Music Programme.
The Police School Beat Band toured schools in the Limestone Coast area last week, stopping at Bordertown Primary School, among others, for a performance.
With a repertoire of well-known TV themes, pop songs and favorite movie soundtracks, the group had children singing and dancing together, while building a relationship with police personnel.
Bordertown Elementary School teacher Robyn McCallum said she was grateful the group stopped by the school.
“The band members introduced the instruments played and showed us their qualities. The wide variety of tracks appealed to all ages, with ‘The Adams Family’, ‘The Simpsons’ theme and ‘Star Wars’ being very At the end of the concert, lively dance tunes had the crowd dancing,” she said.
“Some students have been very intrigued by the different specialist areas that the police can work in, such as the Dog Squad and of course the band. We are grateful that they come to regional schools, where often many of our students would not see of live shows.”
Ms McCallum said the group also delivered an important message through their performance.
“The Police Band performance was a great opportunity for our students to hear high quality music from professional musicians.
“Not only did the band play a variety of tunes, but they also conveyed important messages to our students regarding road safety, requesting police assistance and the special emergency phone number and when to do so. can be used.”
The School Beat Band also visited Mundulla Primary School, Frances Primary School as well as Reidy Park, McDonald Park and Mount Gambier Primary School.
Limestone Coast Local Service Area Superintendent Campbell Hill said the band’s performances are a great way to foster police-community relations while teaching students how to stay safe.
“We’re really excited to have the band on the Limestone Coast,” he said.
“As well as being a fantastic musical experience for children, the band delivers important messages about pedestrian safety, cyber safety, bike safety and the use of the Triple Zero emergency number.
“Above all, children are taught that the police are there to ensure their safety and that of their families.