27.01.16 - Road Safety Tour stops at Shirley Community Primary & Nursery School
Situated in an area of Cambridgeshire that serves a rich and diverse community, having become the first school in the county to gain the ‘Equalities Award’, Shirley Community Primary and Nursery School has become the most recent school to get involved in the Mick George Ltd ‘Stay Safe on the Road’ campaign.
Pupils from Years five and six 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 and 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.’’