To Protect and To Serve

St. Conleth’s After and Pre-School Czar Cecilia welcomed An Garda Síochána to St. Conleth’s and the Juniors got so excited a few over-eager youngsters had to be tasered!   Well, not quite, but for a while there it did look like a scene from a children’s zombie movie with the Junior Infants swarming the Paddy Wagon and our brave police officers barely resisting the call of the baton.  All was well in the end though, as many got a chance to wear the police hat and and jacket and everyone boarded the state-of-the-art vehicle (short ‘e’ when you pronounce that!).  The kids were especially eager to get locked into the mobile cell,  but the officers assured them that there was plenty of opportunity for that later in life when they were at university.  In all seriousness, the visiting Gardaí were top-class professionals who managed to be both personable with the kids and purposeful in their presentation.  You could see the awe in the eyes of the boys and girls as the officers explained their jobs and delivered some safety tips.  And it was reassuring to hear once again children talking about growing up to be a Garda… take that Google coders!