A Reminder For Extra Care Around The Crossing
A bright and bold new banner can now be seen at Cleddau Reach VC School in Llangwm, Pembrokeshire, encouraging drivers to take extra care around the pedestrian crossing used by pupils.
Staff, parents and pupils were concerned that a small minority of motorists were not as vigilant as they could be when approaching the crossing in the busy car park. As a result, the school council launched a competition inviting pupils to design a banner encouraging drivers to be more careful.
Two hundred children took part in the competition and the school council shortlisted nine designs before asking the road safety team at Pembrokeshire County Council to select an overall winner.
The winning design was created by Rosa in Year 4, who said: “The road is really busy and we don’t want anything bad to happen. The best thing is to slow down.”
School council member Edward Owens in Year 5 added: “We wanted to tell people they need to slow down because there are a lot of children trying to get across.”
Many of the school’s 232 pupils use the crossing every day, said Headteacher Nick Groves.
The banner was put up at the start of term, and school caretaker Steve Richards painted white lines on the crossing to improve its visibility.
Helen Luff from the Road Safety Team said: “We are hopeful that the banner and the new white lines will help to further highlight the pedestrian crossing and allay concerns.”