School safety drive swings into action
CHILDREN will have a safer journey when walking or cycling to a Huntingdon school thanks to the hard work of pupils, parents and teachers. A series of safety improvements has been made to some of the roads used by children on their way to and from Stukele
CHILDREN will have a safer journey when walking or cycling to a Huntingdon school thanks to the hard work of pupils, parents and teachers.
A series of safety improvements has been made to some of the roads used by children on their way to and from Stukeley Meadows Primary School.
The pupils have been taking part in Cambridgeshire County Council's Safer Routes to School project since 2006.
As part of the scheme, pupils carried out research to find out the most popular routes to their school and how they could be made safer.
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As a result of the research, improvements have been made to the area around the school, including putting up a 20mph speed limit sign to slow motorists.
The limit is in place when the warning signs are flashing.
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The area has also seen new speed cushions installed in Wertheim Way.
In addition, children have been practising their pedestrian skills by using road safety markings painted on to the school car park and playground.
Cambridgeshire county councillor Laine Kadic said: "I am delighted that the school has been successful in its bid to make the area safer for the children to use.
"Speeding has long been a problem on Wertheim Way as it is the main through road on the estate.
"My thanks go to the school for all their hard work in making this happen."
The safer routes to school scheme aims to create a safe, healthy environment so that children and young people can cycle or walk safely to and from school.