Children design traffic posters as part of School Travel Plan campaign at Mount Plesant JIN School
Jan 2 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
CHILDREN are warning parents of the dangers of parking on yellow zigzags outside their school.
The pupils of Mount Pleasant Junior, Infant and Nursery School have created posters as part of a competition to highlight the dangers of parking on the school perimeter.
The Lockwood school has collected information to produce a Travel Plan with Kirklees Council.
It highlighted the need for traffic reduction around the school.
After the Christmas holiday the school will hold a meeting with parents interested in starting a ‘Walking Bus’ scheme.
Details of the proposed scheme will be publicised on the school’s website.
In school pupils were told the results of the surveys and were encouraged to design posters that highlight the dangers of parking on the yellow zigzag lines and of walking through the staff car park.
The aim of the travel plan is to encourage parents, if possible, not to use cars to transport their children to school, help reduce the carbon footprint and at the same time ensure that pupils travel safely to school.
Mr Steve Johnson, teacher governor, said: “This is an excellent initiative that will help promote a green and healthy school.”