Road safety project gets children involved

King's Sutton pupils Grace Carter, 11, and Martha Gardner, Edward Belcher and Luke Clarke, all ten. They are pictured with Maureen Hamner (centre) and PSCOs Clive Ashmore and Stuart Dowell (back). NNL-141128-145954001
King's Sutton pupils Grace Carter, 11, and Martha Gardner, Edward Belcher and Luke Clarke, all ten. They are pictured with Maureen Hamner (centre) and PSCOs Clive Ashmore and Stuart Dowell (back). NNL-141128-145954001

A King’s Sutton resident who is campaigning for safer roads in the village is getting help from school pupils to further raise awareness.

Maureen Hamner of the Dairy Ground started the Glow Worm project after a child was nearly knocked over by a car when walking to school several years ago. Since then she has been writing to Northamptonshire Highways and Andrea Leadsom MP, who have offered their support.

Miss Hamner has been doing road safety afternoons at the primary school in an attempt to help educate more children about how to stay safe when walking to school.

She said: “This project has a very important message about road safety for the children. I have found it so much fun and the school has made it possible by selling cakes and sweets to help the children recognise the different colours of the traffic lights.

“I have also learnt so much about the teachers and how hard they work to help the children, they have found it really fun learning too. Thanks to the support it has grown so much.”

Miss Hamner said she will continue to organise more road safety afternoons at the school, and headteacher Emma Palastanga added they hope to welcome the village PSCOs into the school to talk about their roles in the village.

Mrs Palastanga said: “Safety is a big priority here.”