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Children give the green light to road safety

Alona Sakala, four, gets a chance to sit inside a lorry as part of a road safety visit at Mandeville Combined School

Alona Sakala, four, gets a chance to sit inside a lorry as part of a road safety visit at Mandeville Combined School

Schoolchildren from Stoke Mandeville learnt about road safety during a specially organised visit today.

Members of GIST’s National Child Road Safety Programme visited pupils aged between four and seven at Stoke Mandeville Combined School.

The visit saw a lorry taken to the school, before the youngsters were given a demonstration of stopping distances and blind spots.

The children were then able to explore inside the lorry before taking part in an indoor session about road safety.

The school’s Travel Plan Co-Ordinator Emma Jones said the visit was a useful experience.

She said: “The children spent a good afternoon with Colin and Jason from GIST.

“It was especially pleasing to see the children’s enthusiasm and their willingness to learn was amazing.”

Topics covered by the children during the road safety session included how to walk around long vehicles, where to stand on the pavement and how much room to give vehicles.

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