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Students quiz PCC over tackling anti-social behaviour

STUDENTS took the chance to grill the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex about tackling anti-social behaviour during a visit to their school.

Nick Alston was invited to the Hassenbrook Academy in Hassenbrook Road, Stanford-le-Hope, to meet Year 10 students and discuss work being done by the Government to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Web 1The students have been focusing on the issue as part of their controlled Assessment for GCSE Citizenship. As part of their studies they were required to write to senior politicians and tackling the problem.

Hannah Mitchell, Humanities Teacher at the Hassenbrook Academy, said: “Since September, Year 10 students have been working on their controlled assessment for GCSE Citizenship which focuses on the question: ‘are the Government doing enough to tackle anti-social behaviour?’.

“They have been required by the exam board to write letters to people in positions of power and recently some of them have received replies from high profile politicians such as David Cameron, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage as well as Nick Alston, the Police and Crime Commissioner of Essex, who took the time to visit and listen to our students views.”

PCC Nick Alston with students at Hassenbrook Academy

PCC Nick Alston with students at Hassenbrook Academy

Following the visit, Mr Alston said: “It was a real pleasure to visit the Hassenbrook Academy where I had a very informed and lively debate with the students focusing on the high quality research they had conducted into Anti-Social Behaviour.

“It is always beneficial for me, as Police and Crime Commissioner, to hear the views of the county’s young people with regard to crime and policing as their input is key to informing those areas of my work relating to them.

“I look forward to returning to the Hassenbrook Academy on Thursday April 9 where I will be hosting my next public meeting.”

The PCC’s visit to the school took place on Friday March 13.

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