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School invites parents to road safety information day

Published on Monday, November 13, 2017

A LEICESTER primary school is inviting parents back to the classroom to find out how to keep their children safe on the way to and from school.

Children will join their parents and carers at the ‘Safe Happy Families’ event at Whitehall Primary tomorrow (Tuesday) to show them the work they have been doing on issues such as health and the environment, and to showcase a short video about what they like and dislike about their neighbourhood.

Leicestershire Police will be there to provide information on road safety – and there will also be a chance to look inside a safety camera van.

Experts will be running bike maintenance demonstrations, there will be an opportunity to try out an electric bike, and city council parking officers will be on hand to remind parents about the need to park responsibly outside school.

Goody bags will be handed out to all families who pledge to walk, cycle or scoot to school more often.

Assistant city mayor for neighbourhood services Cllr Kirk Master said: “This event is part of our plans to get more children walking or cycling to school – and to show that your everyday journey to school can be fun.

“By involving parents and children in the event, we hope they will think about changing the way they travel to school and help us tackle the problems associated with congestion and parking at our schools.”