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Safety event keeps pupils’ eyes on road

Fran Bourne with her daughters Jess (5) and Ellie (6) Keen with a road safety leaflet from Footsteps

Fran Bourne with her daughters Jess (5) and Ellie (6) Keen with a road safety leaflet from Footsteps

A primary school in Banbury held a road safety session on Tuesday to make children and parents aware of the dangers when travelling to school.

Queensway School held the one-off session with about 20 Year One and Two pupils and their parents.

The event was run by members of Footsteps, a road safety programme from Oxfordshire County Council, and was organised after a pupil was in a minor collision with a car near the school on January 13.

Queensway head teacher Sarah Jakeman said: “It was a really good session that helped parents ask their children what dangers they can see when walking to school, such as a car with no lights on in bad weather or dropped kerbs near the main road.

“It was aimed at letting parents ask their children questions, so it would give the children a better understanding and more independence when identifying what the possible dangers are.”

Children were also taught about the different road crossings and afterwards parents had the chance to get involved with their children when doing a series of practical activities outside the school

Miss Jakeman said: “It was quite an in-depth session but the children were so enthusiastic when answering questions. It was really well attended despite the horrible weather!”

Footsteps aims to give both children and parents ideas on road safety. It specifically aims to help children make their own choices and decisions with the help of their parents when walking to school.

For more information visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/footsteps

 

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