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Greystoke Primary School

Icold Road Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0TP


We were very lucky to be visited by a local PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) called Danielle. Danielle visited to tell us about the importance of road safety. We began by exploring how vehicles move in different ways and we tested this out by pushing toy vehicles across the carpet- together we discussed how we must be aware of this when crossing the road. We then ventured outside where we practised using our listening and looking skills as we checked for vehicles driving on the road before walking across. We were also very lucky to look inside the police van- we sat in the back where the criminals would be kept and in the front as the driver. The children enjoyed looking at the sirens and listening to the officer’s radio too. What a brilliant afternoon- thank you very much to PCSO Danielle

We welcomed PC Black and his colleagues into school. They talked to the children about road safety and the importance of being safe when travelling in vehicles. They were very impressed with the children’s knowledge on wearing seat belts and reminded the children that they need to be in a car seat, for their own safety and the safety of others in the car. We also talked about pets who travel in cars, especially dogs, and how they must be secured with a harness and seatbelt in the back of the car. The children were very interested in the law side of these rules and what would happen if the law was broken. We all agreed, we do not want that to happen!
The children were lucky enough to have a go with the speed gun. The children were shocked at the speed some cars were travelling past the school, especially since the speed limit past school is 20mph.
All the children had lots of fun and learned valuable lessons on keeping themselves and others safe. Every child has a right to life (Article 6, UNCRC) so let us all keep our children safe by; belting up, slowing down and parking responsibly.
Thank you to PC Black and his colleagues from Eden Rural Cumbria Police, for coming to school and speaking to the children