PUPILS at Moldgreen Primary School should be safer in future following a visit from a car dealership.
Michael Bell from Polar Ford took time out to talk to pupils about how to stay safe on the roads and handed out reflective wristbands to help keep them visible during their journeys to and from school.
Shorter days and darker evenings mean that it is all the more important for children to be careful when walking home from school or after-school clubs.
A special assembly at the school highlighted the dangers of treacherous roads throughout the winter and the need for pedestrians to ensure they can be seen by drivers in the dark.
Michael said: “As a car dealership we feel that it is part of our responsibility to help highlight the importance of road safety amongst local children.
“The children were brilliant and took everything on board and I’m sure they will be wearing their reflective wristbands with pride!”
Polar Ford visited the school as part of National Road Safety Week in support of the Huddersfield-based road safety charity Brake, who help educate children about staying safe on the roads.
Brake’s Road Safety Week ended on Sunday and further information on how to get involved can be found at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk
Brake has the following tips for parents and children in preparation for the coming months:
Make sure your children can be easily seen by wearing something reflective.
Ensure that they know the safest place possible for crossing the road.
Make sure that your children’s bikes are properly equipped and working.
Always listen for traffic, you can often hear it before you see it.