Children at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Evesham will be able to learn road safety in a fun, interactive way after a bid for lottery funding was successful. The children’s road safety programme will now be able to be built in the playground of the primary school allowing children to learn about road safety in an outdoor environment. The installation will feature roundabouts and junctions to enable children to learn about the real dangers on the roads. As the primary school is situated near a busy road, parents and teachers made the bid and were granted a sum of more than £4,300 from the Big Lottery Fund which will be used to build the installation in October. Children will be able to interact and play games to learn the basics of road safety ensuring that they can safely cross the road and stay aware of the dangers of busy junctions or roundabouts. The head teacher has thanked members of the PTFA group for their dedication in helping to secure the funding.
Safety around schools
Children’s road safety programmes are essential, particularly as many children may walk or cycle to school. Drivers should also exercise vigilance around school areas as children are likely to suffer more serious injuries if involved in an accident on the road. Simply slowing down around areas where many children are likely to be crossing the road will allow drivers to stop suddenly should a pedestrian walk or run into the road. Teaching children to cross the road without using their mobile phones and by using pedestrian crossings or school crossing guards can help children to cross safely. If you or your child has been involved in an accident that was the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation.
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Source: Evesham Observer
Date Published: September 19, 2014
Author: David Brown