Barking and Dagenham Safer Transport Team officers took part in a new anti bullying and youth crime programme that is about to tour junior schools on the borough.
Britains got talent semi-finalists FLAVA invited teachers and pupils to a ‘taster’ workshop at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club on Thursday 3rd March 2011.
The workshops are dance based. Pupils learn a simple routine that encourages them to work in unison while exploring anti-social behaviour, gang violence, bullying and knife crime.
The three hour sessions will be run in Junior Schools throughout the borough.
PC Lisa Rao who helped organise the event said: “Through dance, the children experience what it feels like to be both victims and aggressors and then compile a story of how they can change poor attitudes and behaviour. We were delighted to take part in this inspiring programme.”