18.03.2016 - Houghton and Earith students receive Road Safety demonstration
Cambridgeshire based Houghton Primary School and Earith Primary School both reinforced their missions recently.
Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, working in partnership with others who share a common vision for the development of every child within a caring and supportive environment, the schools welcomed the ‘Be Seen, Be Safe’ initiative from local business Mick George Ltd.
Pupils from all school years, 3-6, were delighted to have the opportunity to sit in the cab of a Grab Lorry and see things from the driver’s perspective. A question and answer session followed which reinforced pupils’ learning, understanding what and where blind spots are to better appreciate the dangers of sharing the road with large trucks and lorries.
The children were left with some road safety aids including a Mick George Ltd & TruckEast sponsored hi-viz vest to wear when out walking and cycling on the region's roads, as well as illuminous wrist bands and educational packs to revisit the topic at a later stage.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’The road safety campaign has grown in demand since its launch late last year. More and more schools are approaching us with the prospect of us demonstrating the various aspects and importance of carefully approaching the regions roads when in the vicinity of large commercial vehicles.’’
Stump continued: ‘’We are currently extending our commitment to safer roads in and around the county with voluntary no drive zones and the introduction of a reduced advisory speed limit of 20mph for all HGV’s in specified villages.’’