Easebourne school pupils take on a special role

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JUNIOR road safety officers have been appointed at Easebourne Primary School as part of the school’s campaign to make Wheelbarrow Castle safer.

“It’s an exciting initiative by West Sussex County Council’s road safety officer Clare Faulkner,” said headteacher Johnny Culley.

“We asked the pupils to set down why they felt they would make good officers and ideas they had on how to support the school’s safety campaign.”

Their job will be to help raise awareness of road safety and come up with ideas to improve it.

Mr Culley said the school council had already designed a car park road safety pledge which parents had been encouraged to display in their windows.

In addition, staff have organised a ‘20 is plenty’ poster competition.

The two winners were five-year-olds Daisy and Morgan from Year 1.

“Their posters are going to be professionally produced and displayed everywhere, including the few lampposts on Wheelbarrow Castle, to raise speed awareness in the dimly-lit lane.”

Mr Culley said he was very encouraged to be working closely with Easebourne Parish Council which has set up its own highways panel to target speeding.

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