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Safer Neighbourhood officers and youngsters in South Normanton are Scooter Smart

Posted on 12th November 2015

Children in South Normanton have been learning more about staying safe when they are travelling to and from school, thanks to local Safer Neighbourhood officers and partner agencies.

Team members from the South Normanton and Pinxton beat took part in Scooter Smart training at Glebe Junior School on Hamlet Lane on Monday 9 and Wednesday 11 October.

PC Dan Bird, PCSO Marion Jeffery and PCSO Lucy Naughton joined forces with Phil Smith from Derbyshire County Council’s Sustainable Travel Team to host the sessions.

The training saw Year Three pupils and their teachers learn more about staying safe when travelling to and from school including looking out for pedestrians and other pavement users, crossing the road safely, staying in control of their scooter and wearing bright clothes so they can be easily seen.

PCSO Jeffery said: “Having seen officers across Amber Valley including in Belper, Heage, Ripley and Kilburn, heading to local schools to take part in Scooter Smart training and how much enjoyment local youngsters got out of it, we decided we wanted to get involved too.

“The sessions were fantastic fun and the children were so well behaved. They had a great time whilst learning really important safety messages.

“It is really nice for us to be involved in such a great scheme and to assist in helping to keep local young people safe. I would like to thank Phil for inviting us and I hope we are able to help out in other schools in the future.”

To find out more about the Scooter Smart scheme in Derbyshire visit: http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport_roads/road_safety/children_schools/travel_smart/resources/default/default.asp?VD=scootersmart

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