Friday, 25 August 2017

Animals and Us - Police Dog Visit

On Wednesday we had two policemen visit. One of them was a dog handler and he brought his dog Karn along. We had a wonderful time asking them our questions about how police dogs help people. Enjoy the pictures of our experience and our reflections on the visit. Mrs Olynsma

Here are the policemen and the police dog coming into the classroom. By Lachie

Karn was amazing to do what he was told. He was very cute! By Cameron

We were being very good listeners and very good at asking questions that hadn't already been answered. By Eddie

Whenever Karn gets the jacket put on him he knows that it is work time. By Paige

This is me holding the police dogs jacket. It was very heavy. He uses his jacket to protect him, to help him be seen, to put on a GPS or a camera and to carry the lunch! By Brody, Cooper, Eddie and Eleanor

It was filled with dog fur! By Sophie

This is the dogs training sleeve so he can learn to bite bad people's arms. By Blake

It was very fun wearing the sleeve. By Cooper

This is the policeman's baton. It is used to scare bad people and hit them if needed. By Emily

This is Karn doing what he is told. When the policeman says 'speak' he starts barking. By Hannah

This is Karn playing tug of war because he was good and doing what he was told. By Alannah

One skill Karn needs, is to be listening at all times. By Ben (I think Room 2 are still working on this one! Mrs Olynsma)

During the visit Stevie asked "Why are the police colours blue and white?" The policemen didn't know and said if we found out to let them know .... so here are the answers!
  • At night time the dark blue colour is harder for the baddies to see.
  • The colour blue makes people feel safe and protected.
  • People don't trust dirty people and the blue colour hides the dirt well so you can't see blood stains or any other stains as easily. It is easier to clean blue than other colours!
  • Originally, the NZ police copied the British colours. The British were blue so that they were a different colour from the army. 
There you go Allan and Simon ... this is the official googled by Room 2 answer!!!

1 comment:

  1. That looks fun room 2 that German shepherds looks cute