Leamington children tackle road safety issue

Nine schools in the North Leamington Schools Cluster have been working on a road safety project, during which the pupils created a road safety banner to be displayed outside all the schools. One of the winners of the competition, was Arran Shackleton, from Cubbington Primary School.''Pictured: Dave Martin P.C.S.O., Michelle Hutton, Adam Willday P.C.S.O., Pamela Trott P.C.S.O. & Arran Shackleton. NNL-150922-225717009
Nine schools in the North Leamington Schools Cluster have been working on a road safety project, during which the pupils created a road safety banner to be displayed outside all the schools. One of the winners of the competition, was Arran Shackleton, from Cubbington Primary School.''Pictured: Dave Martin P.C.S.O., Michelle Hutton, Adam Willday P.C.S.O., Pamela Trott P.C.S.O. & Arran Shackleton. NNL-150922-225717009

Children from schools across the north Leamington area have created their own banner to help address road safety issues outside their schools.

Pupils in the nine schools that make up the Leamington North Cluster worked on a project overseen by cluster manager Michelle Hutton, in response to a problem of motorists parking and driving in an irresponsible manner around the school sites.

During the project, representatives from each school held meetings, during which they discussed their own concerns about road safety, and then they compiled a leaflet which will be distributed among pupils’ families so that the issues raised can be tackled.

The children also attended road safety workshops led by north Leamington safety schools officer Dave Martin. The information gathered during the workshops has now been complied in a Cluster Travel Plan, which looks at how families, schools and police community support officers can all do their bit to ensure the safety of young people travelling to and from schools in the area.

Pupils from each school have also created some artwork, which has been incorporated onto a road safety banner.

Michelle said: “The banners will be shown outside the school gates of all the cluster schools in order to raise awareness of our collective responsibility towards keeping our children safe on the roads.

“We would like to say thank you to the following people who helped with the project: Dave Martin for leading the workshops, Simon Bennett-Hayes for designing the leaflet, Jon Farrington-Smith for help with the banner and Mike Freeman for organising the printing.”

The schools taking part were Telford Infants, Telford Juniors, Lillington Primary, Brookhurst Primary, St Peter’s Primary, Cubbington Primary, St Pauls Primary, Our Lady and St Teresa’s Primary and Milverton Primary.