Whilst I am sure that many young lads and lasses have a rough idea in relation to what they would like to do for a job when they leave school, few probably have the inclination to write to their potential future employer.
But that is exactly what one young 7-year-old lad did when he made the decision that, when he is older, then he would like a become a police dog handler.
The primary school student from Three Bridges Primary school, with the help of his Teaching Assistant, wrote a letter outlining how much he would love to become a dog handler when he leaves school.
In a Tweet, one of the teachers at the school, Emma Valerio, said:
“A boy said he wanted to be a police dog handler.
“An incredible teaching assistant took time to help him write a letter to the Met Police.
“Today (at the perfect moment) this arrived.”
Emma later told us that: “A visit from a dog and dog handler would mean the world to him and our school”.
The email that was sent back to the school boy from Dog Training Centre said:
“Thank you so much for your lovely letter and picture about how to become a dog handler. It has taken quite a while for it to get to us here at the dog training establishment, so sorry for not replying quicker to you.
“To become a dog handler, you must first become a regular policeman. This means that you must work very hard at school, especially at your sums and English lessons as you need to be able to get good grades in any of your tests!
“You can then apply for the Police service. Once you are in, you must then complete a two year probation period. After this, you can then start applying for specialist roles like a dog handler.
“I have sent a copy of this email to the Sgt in charge of your local dog base to see if they could perhaps arrange a visit with a dog for your class – no promises as they are very busy.
“I hope you work hard and apply to become a police officer and always follow your dreams”.
I am sure that our readers and followers will agree, that this is a prime example of community engagement at it’s best and it is great that this young lads teaching assistant took the time to sit down with him and write his letter.
And it’s also great that the busy police staff at the dog training school also took the time to reply to the young lad.
We can just imagine how pleased he was to get a reply from the very people he looks up to.
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