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Primary School youngsters learn importance of road safety in Spondon

Posted on 1st December 2014

Officers in Spondon helped young people to learn the importance of road safety when they made a special visit to the schools in the neighbourhood.PCSO-Tom-Sheridan-helping-youngsters-learn-about-Road-Safety

PCSO Tom Sheridan of the Spondon Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team visited four local primary schools in the area, Asterdale, Borrow Wood, Springfield and St Werburghs, this was during Road Safety Week which ran from Monday, November 17 to Sunday, November 23.

The local neighbourhood PCSO delivered a series of road safety teaching sessions focusing on Stop-Look-Listen and Be Bright and Be Seen.

In addition Derby City Council Spondon Neighbourhood Board kindly funded a quantity of clip-on reflective road safety badges for each child.

In total 420 children ranging from three to seven years of age were presented with a safety lesson,  a reflective badge and a letter which the child was to give to their parents/guardian to help them be aware of this important safety lesson.

PCSO Sheridan said:” The whole week was a positive experience, each school was very appreciative of our efforts and we are glad to have such a good working relationship with them.

“Ultimately we want everyone to be safe when they use the roads but it is vital to introduce the importance of this at an early age.”

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