Drivers urged to park safely near Beccles school

Crowfoot Primary pupils with PCSO Deborah Green, who spoke to the school about pedestrian and cycle

Crowfoot Primary pupils with PCSO Deborah Green, who spoke to the school about pedestrian and cycle safety. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Crowfoot Primary School in Beccles dressed in their brightest clothes to learn about the importance of pedestrian and cycle safety.

The school held a Brightness Day Assembly and were visited by PCSO Deborah Green of the Safer Neighbourhood Team, who spoke to pupils about the importance of being seen now it is getting darker earlier.

The school’s Junior Road Safety Officer’s, Izzy, Elise, Isobel and Tamzin, assisted PCSO Green with different safety scenarios.

They also addressed the issue of some drivers stopping outside the school on the zig-zag and double yellow lines in the morning to drop children off, and how this could potentially lead to an accident.

PCSO Green said she was aware of the problem and brought a banner for the school to display on the school gates to draw attention to the matter.

Headteacher Heather Thorn and road safety coordinator Mark Crawford said: “We take the matter of our children’s safety very seriously and hope this will serve as a reminder to road users to make the right choice and stop in a safe and more legal place.”

The pupils have also been taking part in school elections to choose pupils to represent each class in Key Stage 1 and 2 on the new learning council.

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Waveney MP Peter Aldous visited the school to meet the newly elected members and gave them an insight into his duties as an MP.

He also talked about the important position they now hold in the school and how good communication is paramount when discussing any new ideas.

The learning council will play an important role and have a say in the way the school runs. Each councillor is responsible for communicating with their peers and expressing their classmates’ opinions at council meetings.

Mr Aldous’ visit coincided with Children in Need week, in which the school raised over £200 by wearing their own clothes for the day.