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PCSO visits pupils in Youlgrave as part of their school's road safety project

Posted on 30th November 2016

Pupils at a school in Youlgrave have been learning all about road safety thanks to a visit from their local PCSO.

PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team was invited along to Youlgrave All Saints’ CE (VA) Primary School last week as part of their road safety topic.

During the visit on Wednesday, November 23, PCSO Boswell spoke to the pupils about the rules of the road, staying safe when out on a bike or scooter, and also how to cross safely.

He said: “Visits into schools such as this are really important and help us to build up a relationship with the children so that they feel comfortable in raising any issues with us in later life.

“Road safety is an important topic and I was very pleased to be invited along to All Saints’ to speak to the children as part of their school topic. All in all, a fantastic afternoon.”

Inspired by their visit from PCSO Anthony Boswell, children from Year 4, 5 and 6 then took part in a crashed vehicle project as part of their Design and Technology lessons.

School Business Officer, Fran Bacon, from All Saints’ Primary School said: “Following PCSO Anthony Boswell’s visit, the children then tried their hand at the crashed vehicle project. The project is a design challenge and allows the children to investigate what happens to the structure of a car in a crash at different speeds.

“The project also helped to put into practice the safety advice that PCSO Boswell gave during his talk. This includes understanding that wearing a seatbelt helps to keep passengers safe in a car, and also how the behaviour of vehicle passengers can contribute to safe journeys.”

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