Buxted schoolchildren design road safety message

Road safety is on the minds of children at Buxted Primary School as they create posters designed as warnings for themselves and motorists passing their school.

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Buxted primary school children show some of the road safety posters being created at the school.

They are taking part in a competition organised by school governor Caroline Pagett and parent Wendy Elliott with support from parent Katie Hartfield who is contributing Kids Stuff vouchers as prizes.

Wendy said the main reason for organising the competition was concern about the dangers of crossing the A272 road after school when parents take their children to cars on the Buxted Park side of the road.

Wendy said: “It is so dangerous. There’s a 40mph speed limit and sometimes you feel you are taking your life in your hands to cross the road.

“We want to make the children more aware of the dangers because they enjoy chatting as we try to get them across the road.

“We also want the message to get through to motorists who rush along forgetting there is a school right on the road.”

Every child in the school is designing a poster and along with an overall winner there will be runners-up from each year group.

The main winner will have their poster printed and displayed inside and outside the school. They will also be given a big Easter egg as a prize.

The runners up will each receive a £5 voucher to spend at Kids Stuff.

The poster competition is being organised to tie in with a road safety campaign being launched at the school on April 20.

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