Officers from the Great Neck Estates Police Department recently visited the Silverstein Hebrew Academy to talk with students about safety, using several “hands-on” activities and experiences to highlight the safety themes being discussed in classes.
During the visit, police officers taught students basic safety precautions and let students try on Kevlar vests and police helmets. Students also had the opportunity to ask the officers questions about what it is like working in law enforcement and how they should react in potentially unsafe situations.
This event was coordinated by the school as part of a unit on community helpers, teaching students to recognize and feel safe around law enforcement officers, firefighters, doctors, dentists and other professionals. The school also aims to provide students with unique and inspiring opportunities to engage fully with their academic lessons and prepare them for real life experiences.
For more information on the Silverstein Hebrew Academy in Great Neck, please visit www.shagn.org.