A pair of police puppies visited a school to help give the kids a lesson in how to be safe around dogs.

Trainee police dogs – German Shepherd Obi and Cocker Spaniel Nala – visited Manland Primary School in Harpenden, last Thursday.

The visit was arranged after eight-year-old Archie Miller wrote to Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd to give some helpful tips on ways to catch burglars.

Obi, who is named after the Star Wars character Obi-Wan and Nala, who takes her name from the Lion King, were taken to the school by dog handler PC Andy Brigland, Sergeant Mike Wood and Peter Madden.

They spoke to the whole school about the work of the police, the dog unit and staying safe around dogs.

Some of the children were then able to get up close to 17-week-old Obi and 15-month-old Nala.

Both of Obi’s parents are police dogs and he is currently training to become a general -purpose dog and Nala is training to be a drugs, cash and weapons dog.

Sgt Wood said: “It is very rare that we pay visits to schools with our trainee puppies however, Archie’s letter really impressed PCC David Lloyd, so we decided to arrange a special visit.

“This was a great opportunity to speak to the children about the work of Hertfordshire Constabulary and to also give them some general safety advice about how to behave around dogs.

“Obi and Nala also enjoyed the visit and it was a great experience for them.”