SAPS Back to school campaign

Kopano Dibakwane

Graskop SAPS visited Glory Hill Primary as part of the annual Back to School Campaign. According to Sergeant Rose Masilela-Communication Officer at Graskop SAPS- the campaign aimed to welcome new learners and to share tips on dealing with bullies at school. The learners also received tips on how to deal with family members, neighbours or strangers who try to touch them improperly.

“We host these campaigns at the beginning of every year, to make sure that we deal with issues of school bullies as early as possible. We also try to encourage the learners to report anyone who abuses them or tries to take advantage by touching or groping them (kids) in an improper manner. We also tried to address the issue of gangsterism. We also warned the kids that there are juvenile facilities for young offenders. They must not fool themselves by thinking that they won’t get arrested because of their age. We want the kids to focus on their studies and they must feel safe at school and at home,” said Masilela.

Glory Hill Primary School Deputy Principal, Mr Sekatane, said that the school welcomes the campaign by SAPS.

“We appreciate the visit by SAPS because it is part of our life skills lessons. Learners can’t be bullied at school or abused at home. We hope that the kids will stay away from trouble and focus on their studies. They must not get involved in shoplifting or any other crimes. We want them to become better people in the future.” said Sekatane.

The keynote address by SAPS was delivered by Captain Ndlovukazi Mashele. She was accompanied by Acornhoek Cluster Officer-Sergeant Ndubane, Sergeant Wilson Kok and Constable Nkosi (Graskop SAPS) and CPF member-Amanda Dennison.

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