Walking buses used to highlight road safety
Post by John Chappels
on 17 June 2011 in Ethical Living
Thousands of children across Salisbury have joined so-called ‘walking buses’ to campaign for increased road safety.
The Giant Walking Bus was co-ordinated by Brake, a road safety charity, in a bid to increase awareness of the number of road accidents involving children each year and to teach drivers and children how to use the roads safely.
Drivers are urged to slow down when they driving near schools and through built-up areas, and schools are encouraged to add road safety to their curriculum as part of the charity’s campaign.
Claire Grace, a teaching assistant at St Michael’s Primary School in Figheldean, Salisbury, said: “It went really well, the whole school thoroughly enjoyed it and it was good to get out.”
Bev Davis, healthy schools co-ordinator for the school, said: “The children had a really good time. It was all about raising awareness and we’ve been following up with lessons on road safety in the classroom.”
The school is aiming to increase its existing walking bus scheme, which happens once a week, as part of an effort to improve road safety awareness among its pupils.
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