Sully pupils march as Giant Walking Bus as part of road safety campaign
3:30pm Sunday 15th June 2014 in News
CHILDREN from Sully Primary School marched as a Giant Walking Bus as part of a road safety campaign from the charity Break last week.
They were joined by more than 100,000 school children across the UK taking part in the march last Wednesday, June 11.
The event aims to celebrate the benefits of walking and calls on drivers to 'GO 20' - slowing down to 20mph or below around homes, schools and shops - to protect kids on foot and enable more to walk.
It also calls for more pedestrian and cycle safety measures such as widespread 20mph limits and safe pavements, paths and crossings.
Every school day in the UK, 23 children are run over and hurt when walking or cycling to or from school and four of these children are killed or suffer serious, sometimes life-long injuries.
The World Health Organisation has written a report on pedestrian safety, urging widespread 20mph limits where people live to make walking safer. These speed limits are proven to reduce casualties, especially for children, and encourage greater levels of walking and cycling.
Hilary Jeffreys, teacher at Sully Primary School, said: "The whole school took part in the Giant Walking Bus march. Fortunately the sun was shining and we were able to march around the local area, waving our banners and singing road safety chants. Sully staff, pupils and volunteers had an enjoyable time whilst raising awareness about the benefits of walking to school and promoted driving at 20mph around schools."
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