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Gowerton School pupils locked up for good behaviour

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 14, 2012

Gowerton Comprehensive school pupils Hannah Breeze Yvie Powe Georgia Davies and Hannah Williams who spent a night in the cells at Cockett Police Station for charity

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GOOD behaviour has seen a group of students locked up for the night.

Pupils from Gowerton School's netball and hockey squads spent the night locked in Cockett police station's cells in a fundraising event with a difference.

While at Cockett the youngsters had their fingerprints taken and had the standard custody food for dinner and breakfast, as well as having talks from firearms officers and drug and alcohol abuse experts. Money raised by the sponsored lock-up is going towards the youth charity Crimebeat, and a tour to Australia and Hong Kong by Gowerton sports teams in 2013.

The night was organised by Gowerton parent and former pupil, South Wales Police superintendent Julian Williams.

Headteacher Peter Harrison said "I am grateful for the support that South Wales Police has given not only to help us to raise funds for our tour, but also for the educational experience the visit gave our young people.

"The school has strong links with officers in the local community and wanted to continue to develop and strengthen them."

PCSO Dominic Edgell, who locked up the pupils, added: "In true custody style no luxury items were allowed and all mobile phones were seized on entry."

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