Pupils from The Dolphin School in Bristol were excited to welcome Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Avon and Somerset, Sue Mountstevens, who presented them with a special PCC Pride Award on Tuesday 15th January for their extensive contribution and support to the St Paul’s 50th Anniversary Carnival celebrations last summer. As well as performing in the Carnival, pupils studied the event as part of their enquiry-led curriculum, CuriousCity.
During her visit, Sue Mountstevens led an assembly and thanked the children for their hard work which helped contribute to a successful and memorable carnival for the community. She particularly commented on their wonderful costumes and expressive dance routine, which she acknowledged must have taken a great deal of preparation and organisation. Pupils from the School Learning Council had prepared a number of interesting questions to ask Sue Mountstevens, covering topics from policing and crime in and around the city to the roles and responsibilities of various jobs in the police force.
Principal, Shelley Flanagan said “The whole school community was delighted to receive this award which is testament to the hard work and commitment shown by pupils, families and staff in preparing for and participating in the St Paul’s Carnival. Meeting Sue Mountstevens was a wonderful experience for the children who were fascinated to learn more about the work of the police in Bristol.”
PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “I was delighted to meet all of the fantastic children from The Dolphin School who were involved in such a spectacular celebration and I was honoured to present the children with their well-deserved award. Thanks to their hard work and commitment, the children and teachers ensured the 50th anniversary of the St Paul’s Carnival was the best yet and a celebration of the city’s culture, diversity and creativity.”