Leeds youngsters given road safety lessons as part of national drive

Pupils from Shakespeare Primary School, in Burmantofts, are joined by Kerby the road safety hedgehog and Coun Asghar Khan for Road Safety Week.
Pupils from Shakespeare Primary School, in Burmantofts, are joined by Kerby the road safety hedgehog and Coun Asghar Khan for Road Safety Week.
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School pupils across Leeds have been given special lessons on how to stay safe on and near roads as part of national Road Safety Week.

Interactive picture boards and characters helped younger children grasp road safety, while older children had more age appropriate lessons ranging from the classroom, to the playground and the roads.

Leeds City Council’s Influencing Travel Behaviour team visited all pupils at St Peter’s, Shakespeare, Corpus Christi and Ebor Gardens primary schools last week offering out hi-vis giveaways and booklets.

Pupils at Shakespeare Primary, in Burmantofts, even met Kerby, the council’s road safety mascot, and Coun Asghar Khan, support executive member for transport, during a specially organised assembly.

There was a 32 per cent reduction in children killed or seriously injured from 2012 to 2013 on Leeds’s roads. Visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk for information.

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