Spike in children’s lessons at Webber Independent School

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Pupils at Webber Independent School were under arrest after a visit from four-legged police enforcer Spike.

The four-year-old Springer Spaniel is trained in searching for explosives and is involved in counter terrorism activities and he showed off his skills as part of the school’s diverse PSHCE programme.

PC Hurren, Spike’s handler, from the Metropolitan Police delivered talks and demonstrations on policing with a dog, in particular counter terrorism activities involving stories about Buckingham Palace, the 2012 Olympics and more imminently Wimbledon.

Students witnessed demonstrations of Spike in action using specialised equipment.

The Webber Independent School Principal, Sue Vig said: “This is just part of how we achieve our aim of providing an exciting, challenging and enriching curriculum within a supportive community, to promote a love of learning. The children naturally loved Spike and have a greater understanding and appreciation for the work a police dog and its handler have to go through.”