Friday, April 9, 2010
Field Trip to the Department of Public Safety
The kids had a fabulous time on our field trip to the DPS building downtown. Various departments within the DPS gave presentations...like Gang Prevention Unit, Highway Safety Unit, Drug Prevention Unit, the Bomb Squad and the SWAT team, etc... the kids had a chance to *get arrested*, remote control drive a bomb squad robot, sit in patrol vehicles, climb up into a SWAT Tanker. I think their favorite was the Bomb Squad Robots. I really had to let go of some of my biases against guns/violence/force as I watched the boys completely take in all the weaponry displays, gadgets and gizmos that police use...they were fascinated and I was equally fascinated watching them being fascinated. It was quite an eventful and fun filled day!
Should I be proud? Or concerned? Silvio can get himself out of a set of handcuffs in seconds!