Coventry's poetic police officer adapts children's rhymes to get Covid messages across - The Coventry Observer

13th Aug, 2022

Coventry's poetic police officer adapts children's rhymes to get Covid messages across

A POETIC police officer has used his talent to adapt children’s rhymes so they carry Covid-19 safety messages.

PCSO Adam Bettison shared his creations through the community messaging system as a bit of fun, as well as conveying serious Coronavirus updates to WMNow subscribers on his Coventry City Centre patch.

One lyrical makeover to the classic ‘Wheels on the Bus’ includes the message ‘wear your mask’ and another – on Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, reminds people face coverings should be over the mouth and nose.

As well as raising a smile during these difficult times, PCSO Bettison has received some positive feedback from his community.

He said: “The health warnings are clearly really important but I felt people were in danger of being swamped by them and potentially switching off.

“I didn’t just want to share more of the same, but get the message across in a more light-hearted way.

“I’ve been sending one out in the morning and another later in the day.

“WMNow subscribers can review messages we send out and I’ve had a good few six out of six star ratings.”

PCSO Bettison has plans for a few more and has urged people – if they have a particular rhyme or song they want covered – to get in touch and he’ll ‘see what he can do’.

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