Pupils learn 'eggscellent' lesson from PCSOs Billy and Dawn
Children were given a fun lesson in good behaviour when two Lincolnshire Police community support officers visited their school.
In the run-up to Halloween, officers from the force will be highlighting the need to avoid anti-social behaviour.
And Mablethorpe-based PCSOs Dawn Cowling and Billy Spence came up with their own way of explaining how throwing eggs can be a very messy business.
Part of the annual campaign involves encouraging local shops to display the 'No Eggscuses' poster, which warns young people that they won't be able to buy eggs before 'Mischief Night'.
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But the two PCSOs went a step further by giving a talk to pupils at Salfleetby Primary School during assembly.
Then the pair took the children outside to the playground - to show exactly what could happen if eggs are thrown.
The youngsters were given the chance to cover a specially placed window in messy egg in a controlled way - and then the egg was left to dry on the glass.
Later, the pupils were given the job of attempting to the clean-up.
"We had a fun time with the teachers and children, but there was a very serious message to be relayed," said PCSO Spence.
"The children soon learned what a nightmare even the smallest amount of dried-on egg can be.
"And they saw how something that can seem like a harmless prank actually causes great distress and inconvenience.
"Although these are very young primary school children now, they will be teenagers before long.
"And the lessons learned at this young age will influence their behaviour as they grow older."