"Security is our job!" With these words Katharina Geutebrück and Christoph Hoffmann, Managing Directors of GEUTEBRÜCK GmbH, welcomed to Windhagen on July 15th Michael Meyer from the puppet theater of Koblenz Police Department. The family-owned company supports the police project "The classroom on wheels 2.0" with a donation of 10,000 euros.
The puppet theater of the Koblenz Police Department performs prevention work at kindergartens and schools. Since 2002 the police department has been on the go with the bus, the "classroom on wheels". In Rhineland-Palatinate there are 5 police puppet theaters, allowing the police to reach 60,000 children, parents, educators and teachers every year.
"We are very pleased to be able to provide support to the excellent work of the public servants. We can never invest too much in risk prevention for our children," says Katharina Geutebrück. Christoph Hoffmann is also pleased with the successful theater platform: "The technology of the bus and its moderation and workshop opportunities is really worth seeing. It is a great example of successful prevention work." Geutebrück, experts for video security, have supported the urgently needed modernization of the bus with a donation of 10,000 euros.
The puppet theater of the police headquarters in Koblenz has existed since 1982. With up to 150 performances a year, which take place mainly in nursery and primary schools, the dedicated and specially trained employees of the police provide preventive care. In 2002 an old bus was successfully remodeled for performances in a "classroom on wheels". As a result, today this modern bus provides up to 50 spectator spots and modern technology. The children are introduced to appropriate, anticipatory behavior in a playful, funny way. How to treat strangers is a topic: What should I do when a stranger talks to me on the street?
The police adapt the contents of the puppet shows constantly to reflect current developments in the field of prevention: Learning how to properly and safely use the "World Wide Web" is becoming increasingly important, for example. From a young age, many children and young people are sometimes careless when they go onto the Internet. Chat forums are an especially important topic. Using the new hand puppet Alfi_11, the police provide children primarily in 5th and 6th grades valuable advice on behavior for "safe chatting".