Pupils to use poster power on parents

Pupils at Irlam primary school are turning to poster power to boost road safety.

Young road safety champions Flo and Tallulah are working with Salford City Council enforcement and road safety officers to remind parents not to park on pavements and on the ‘school keep clear’ zig zag lines on Elsinore Avenue.

Two children holding Think Before You Park signs

The pair plan to run a poster competition amongst classmates and attach laminated copies of the winners to the fence outside the school as a long-term safety reminder.

Councillor Barbara Bentham, lead member for environment and community safety, said: “This is a twin approach – regular enforcement and a direct appeal from children.

“Drivers know they should not be parking on the school zig-zags which are normally directly outside the school entrance. Parking on pavements can also make it impossible for wheelchair users and people with prams to get past, forcing them out into the road. I’m sure no-one wants to see anyone put in danger or get hurt through thoughtless parking.”

Flo and Tallulah also plan to develop a display board to highlight their work and design a power point presentation for the rest of the school.

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Date published
Friday 19 May 2023

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