A row of teachers and another row of students socially distancing within the Halliford School grounds

BBC Young Reporter – Students interview Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey

20th March 19

Halliford students enjoyed a visit from David Munro, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey as part of their work for the BBC Young Reporters initiative. Twelve boys from years 7 and 9 were involved in the day, the highlight of which was having the opportunity to interview Mr Munro.

The students were able to gain first-hand journalism experience, and the opportunity to engage with such a key public figure was an inspiration for many. With crime and the police in the news on a daily basis there were no shortage of questions for Mr Munro and the enthusiasm from the students was palpable.

English teacher, Joe McElroy, has worked with the boys this term to develop their journalism skills. “We are very grateful to Mr Munro for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit Halliford School. The event was an incredible experience for our boys. I was immensely proud to see the Halliford students responding well to the situation, both through the questions they posed and the filming techniques used”.

Mr Munro commented, “I was delighted to accept the invitation to speak to the students at Halliford School. The students were knowledgeable and enthusiastic in their delivery of the questions and I was pleased to have the opportunity to talk about the challenges facing the Surrey Police Force and my role as Police and Crime Commissioner”.

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