Schoolchildren teach drivers about road safety – Hanham

Children from a Hanham school teamed up with their local neighbourhood team this week, from Monday 13 June, to help make their road safer.

PCSO Catherine Boyce worked with pupils and staff at Christ Church CE Primary School to plan a week of action to highlight road safety issues in Memorial Road.

She said: “The school takes the safety of their children very seriously and we want to do everything we can to help them make the roads around the school as safe as possible.”

Children with their posters by a crossing

Children with their posters by a crossing

PCSO Boyce said she and teacher Dave Jackway helped the children to design a road safety leaflet.

“We wanted to make sure drivers are aware of the dangers that poor parking can create for schoolchildren” – PCSO Catherine Boyce

The pupils have volunteered their time before school to join PCSO Boyce and other members of the neighbourhood team in handing out the leaflets.

PCSO Boyce said: “We wanted to make sure drivers are aware of the dangers that poor parking can create for schoolchildren, not to mention the inconvenience for local residents.

“We spoke to parents and residents to make sure they know about these issues. Drivers need to remember that parking on the yellow school zig zag markings could at worst lead to an accident and at best result in a fixed penalty fine. Please park safely and with consideration near schools.”

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