We are Grace and Aya, the LMS Junior Road Safety Officers. Today, we launched a competition aimed at highlighting (literally) the importance of being seen near roads in the dark winter months. We are asking our fellow pupils to design your own road-safety footwear, they need to be bright, colourful and reflective! Use your imagination! We are giving away some fantastic prizes for the three best entries.
Importantly though, we want to encourage the wearing of more reflective and hi-vis clothing amongst our friends in order to ensure that they are safer when walking near roads. We recently carried out a survey of all children arriving at school to see how many had any reflective item. We found that fewer than half of the children did.
We would really like this to increase. There are a huge range of reflective items, such as the hat band below, available at reasonable prices and can be found very cheaply online.
Why not start off the new year by buying your child a reflective item to wear when walking to, from or between the school sites?
Aya and Grace
Preparatory School Junior Road Safety Officers