6:02pm Monday 7th October 2013
HOUSING developers Barratt Homes has pledged its support to a campaign which helps get children to school safely.
Pupils from Leonard Stanley Primary School have been nominated to take part in the Living Streets campaign which is designed to encourage more children to walk to school.
Staff from Barratt Homes, which has ongoing developments in Dove Hill, Stonehouse and Royal Parade, Quedgeley, visited the school in Bath Road on Thursday to launch the campaign which encourages parents, children and young people to make walking to school part of their daily routine.
Deputy Headteacher Andy Babbage explained how important it is to reinforce the message of safety when walking to school.
“With so many building sites in the village of Leonard Stanley it is very important that the children know how to look out for danger and keep themselves safe,” he said.
“The assembly really helped to open their eyes to see how they could avoid accidents.”
Andrea Pilgrim, Barratt Homes sales director, said: “We are committed to being part of the communities in which we are building new homes which is also why we think it is important to talk to the children about health and safety on our building sites.’’
As part of the campaign pupils also received hi-vis tabards and wristbands.
“It is recommended that children get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day and walking to school is the ideal time for children to be active and the hi-vis tabards mean they will be safer as we approach the darker winter mornings and evenings,’’ added Mrs Pilgrim.
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