This morning lots of pupils, parents and staff from our school and Abbey Park school, met at the Abbey Road car park at 8:30 for our giant walk to school. This year we were met by not only the Mayor (Tony Rowley), but also his deputy (Val Wood), and Local Councillor Charles Tucker and County Councillor Liz Tucker. There was a great turn out and the children had all taken the theme of the day ‘Be Bright, be Seen’, to heart. Due to a generous donation from the Barnett family, we were able to give every child in the school a reflective, high visibility jacket to wear to help keep them all safe as they walk to and from school during these dark autumn and winter months. Children brought in £1 each as a donation for Brake, the road safety charity that the School Council have been supporting for several years now. They plan to hold another couple of events in the coming weeks with a view to raising more money for Brake (a ‘Bake for Brake’ day and a car painting day in conjunction with local garage Pershore Motors).
On the car painting day children will be able to help paint and decorate a white car, provided by Pershore Motors, for a donation. Pershore Motors have very generously offered to match any amount that we raise for Brake.
On arrival at school the School Council met with the members of the Local and County Councils to talk about road safety issues that our children face on their walks to school. It was a very productive meeting, Chaired by Mrs Sanders and also attended by some of our staff and governors and a parent from Abbey Park. Thank you to everyone who took part or helped to organise the event.
During the day children from Years R, 1, 2, 3 and 4 spent time in class or out of school with a road safety trainer from the Local Authority, who showed them safe places to cross roads near the school and how to cross them safely as well as talking to them about staying safe when travelling inside a car.