Tony Rowley, Mayor of Pershore, put on his hi-vis jacket this week and went on a Giant Walk with the children of Holy Redeemer Catholic Primary School. Miss Taylor and the school council arranged for everyone to meet in Abbey Carpark and walk to the school gates. Over 100 little feet and their families wore something bright and joined the BRAKE Giant Walk for Road Safety.
BRAKE is a national road safety charity that exists to stop needless deaths on the road and care for families devastated by death or injury from road crashes. They believe that road crashes are not accidents but preventable events. Every year Brakes’s Giant Walk sees tens of thousands of kids across the country learning about road safety in their classrooms, finding out the benefits of safe walking and cycling and walking for safer roads in the community.
After the walk the Mayor, community policemen, children from the School Council, parents, governors and the headteacher, Mrs Hall, met together to think about making Pershore safer for all children as they walk to and from school. Our community policemen, Luke and Jamie, reminded us of the importance of wearing something bright in the dark months of winter and using your light and helmet on your scooter.
BRAKE’s excellent website can be found here.