SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A group of students got to spend the day with state police.
The visually impaired students from Santa Fe Public Schools went on a field trip Thursday for some hands-on learning. They got a tour of state police headquarters and some one-on-one time with officers.
Teachers say while these students can’t see much, or in some cases at all, they still use their senses to study the environment around them. Feeling their way around.
Teachers say it’s an important learning tool and for them to build a relationship with police officers.
“So that they’re not scared,” said Andrew Sandy, teacher. “And if they ever are in a situation where there is a police present, they know not to be afraid and that they’re there to help.”
The students go on four field trips a year throughout the community.