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Curbar youngsters encouraged to 'Be Seen, Be Safe – Think!'

Posted on 25th October 2016

Youngsters in Curbar have learning all about the importance of being bright and being safe as the darker evenings draw in.

Last week PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team went back to class to join the 623 After School Club at Curbar Primary School in Calver Bridge, Hope Valley.

He was invited to the club on Wednesday, October 19, as part of the children’s ‘Be Seen, Be Safe - Think!’ topic.

During the visit, PCSO Boswell spoke to the group about the rules of the road, staying safe when out on a bike or scooter, and the importance of wearing bright or reflective clothing so that they can be seen by motorists.

The children were then handed their very own ‘Tales of the Road’ book before being given the opportunity to ask questions.

PCSO Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Road safety is a very important topic, especially with the darker nights drawing in, so it was a fantastic opportunity to be invited to the 623 Club to speak to the children about staying safe.

“The group were great listeners and were very eager to get involved and answer my road safety questions. I look forward to visiting the club again in the future.”

Kate Upcraft from the Curbar 623 After School Club said: “With the evenings getting darker, we thought it would be a great opportunity to invite our local PCSO to our club to speak to the children about road safety, particularly with the A623 being nearby.

“The children were keen to join in with the talk and lots of hands went up as PCSO Boswell asked questions. After the talk, the children made fluorescent and reflective armbands. They noticed how their armbands were the same colours as the police uniform and PCSO Boswell joined in by shining his torch to show how the material reflects light.

“We all appreciated the visit and the opportunity to chat to our local police community support officer.”

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