Beds police chief visits Henlow school to Embrace students’ fundraising efforts

Henlow CE Academy year 8 pupils present a cheque for the charity Child Victims of Crime to chief con

Henlow CE Academy year 8 pupils present a cheque for the charity Child Victims of Crime to chief constable of Bedfordshire Jon Boutcher (L-R) Millie Jackson, Tom Smy, Sam Biggs, Tom Goakes and Callum Chalkley - Credit: Archant

A top cop paid a visit to a village school after students held a quiz night for a charity which supports young victims of crime.

Bedfordshire’s chief constable Jon Boutcher was invited to Henlow Academy in Church Road after Year 8 pupils Sam Biggs, Callum Chalkley, Tom Goakes, Millie Jackson and Tom Smy raised £381.

The police chief held a Q&A session with students after collecting the funds on behalf of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, a national charity which has worked with the Beds force.

Head of year Phillipa Church said: “We’re so proud of the children. It’s so good to see them growing up to be into community minded and socially responsible young people. They are not only a real credit to the school, but the wider community as well.

“It was pleasure to have the chief constable here and the children were absolutely fascinated about the stories he had to tell. He gave them an insight into his career and all the different aspects of the job which you don’t get to see.”