TWO members of North Wales Police recently paid a visit to America to talk to some school children about their careers.

PC Kerry Stamatiou, paid a visit to the British International School in Washington DC alongside her husband Detective Constable James, who is based in St. Asaph.

DC Stamatiou's brother, John is the assistant head of Primary at the British School which caters for International, American and British children. Before moving to the USA, he was a primary school teacher in Greenfield, Holywell.

Kerry and James took some North Wales Police memorabilia over such as bi-lingual badges and uniform patches to show the pupils.

Detective Constable Stamatiou said: “As we were already in the area visiting my brother, we thought it would be nice to visit his class and have a chat with the kids about being a British Police Officer.

“It was particularly fitting because they learn about the police as part of their ‘People who help us’ curriculum.

“We spoke to the children for about 30 minutes and answered many questions – they loved it. The children have since created some miniature police uniforms from the bilingual badges and bits and pieces we took them.”

Assistant Head of Primary at the British International School in Washington DC, John Stamatiou said: “Giving the children authentic learning experiences is so important to us here in Washington D.C. When we had the opportunity to meet two North Wales Officers we were delighted that they could join us, answer interesting questions and surprise the children with amazing memorabilia, including a custodial hat.

"The visit created such a buzz and Lucie Woolford, one of our Year 1 teachers, sewed ‘Heddlu’ and North Wales Police’ badges onto police costumes for the children's role play area."