Children under starters orders at special Ely picnic

Picnic with the Police, at High Barns Community Centre, Ely, PCSO Emma Graves, with the speed gun on

Picnic with the Police, at High Barns Community Centre, Ely, PCSO Emma Graves, with the speed gun on Pheonix, Kate, and Joules, - Credit: Archant

Budding Usain Bolts put their running skills to the test during a special picnic and sensory session held in Ely at the weekend.

Picnic with the Police, at High Barns Community Centre, Ely, with (front l-r) PCSO Emma Graves, and

Picnic with the Police, at High Barns Community Centre, Ely, with (front l-r) PCSO Emma Graves, and Matt Chennell, - Credit: Archant

The afternoon was organised by the charity Little Miracles and included a visit by Emma Graves from the East Cambs police team and her colleagues.

Activities included children being zapped by a speed gun as they ran as fast as they could and there was also a chance for them to try on riot gear and sit in a police car.

The event was held at Ely Community Centre and also included a visit by representatives of Pinpoint and Core Assets who were on hand to answer any questions about the services they provide locally.

Families were able to enjoy the weekend’s sunshine by bringing their own picnic and also a free ice cream for the children.

There also a chance to take part in the usual activities plus the sensory room was open as normal.