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Pupils at West Bridgford Junior School take afternoon out to prioritise road safety

Children at West Bridgford Junior School have started 2022 enthusiastically, and one of their goals for this year is to become more involved in the local community – they’ve even formed a new ‘Community Hub’!

To kick-start this, this week saw pupils across the whole school take part in a ‘Whole –school Road Safety’ afternoon to share information around how to stay safe whilst out and about as a pedestrian and road user.

This involved a whole school assembly and the opportunity for the children to design a Community Campaign Poster to encourage motorists to reduce their speed to 20 mph.

Teacher Beth Arnold, who is leading the newly formed ‘Community Hub’ on behalf of the school told the Wire:

“It’s really important to us as a school to get more involved in the community locally, and this year we’re getting started with our ‘Community hub’ which will see a series of exciting events out and about in West Bridgford.

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“To that end, we felt it was vital to talk about road safety and awareness with our children, as many already walk to school over some pretty busy roads.

“We’ve tuned into the 20mph campaign as all the evidence shows that it’s the safest speed in terms of giving drivers enough time to stop, and reducing the most dangerous outcomes for children and other vulnerable road users.

“We’re hoping that this event will not only inform and educate our children and families, but also might trigger some fresh ideas for further community safety measures that we can think about for our Community Hub”

 

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