2017-01-05 / Schools

Elmwood students learn respect, bullying prevention


Clockwise: Elmwood students give TJ their full attention during a safety assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 15. TJ starts his safety assembly using a magic wand. Lucky the Duck and TJ teach students about stranger awareness. Clockwise: Elmwood students give TJ their full attention during a safety assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 15. TJ starts his safety assembly using a magic wand. Lucky the Duck and TJ teach students about stranger awareness. The Officer Phil Program, from Creative Safety Products, made a visit to Elmwood Elementary School students on Tuesday, Nov. 15, for a 30-minute safety assembly that incorporated magic tricks and jokes into educational lessons.

Students were greeted by TJ from the Officer Phil Program, who taught lessons on respect, bullying prevention and stranger awareness. TJ had help from his pal, Lucky the Duck.

The Officer Phil Program has 41 years of experience and has taught over 1 million students.

One of the primary objectives of the Officer Phil Program is to help the Millbury Police Department establish a positive relationship with the youth in the community.

At the end of the assembly, the students received a hands-on activity book to work on at home with their family, to reinforce the lessons taught at the program. There are also online resources that will give teachers and parents some tools to review the safety messages.




Photos by Robert Fucci Photos by Robert Fucci

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