Pupils at St Andrews Primary School have teamed up with Loftus Garden Village developer Lovell to draw motorists’ attention to the busy main road that runs past the school and our nearby garden village.
A competition was organised to tie in with National Road Safety Week (21 to 27 November), inviting pupils to create an eyecatching sign to be erected outside the school, calling on motorists to slow down.
The winning entries with messages including Please drive slowly and Slow down have now been made into colourful permanent signs and installed outside the school in Corporation Road, Newport.
Lovell community liaison officer Bernadette Vickery says: “We’ve been working with St Andrew’s Primary as part of our involvement in the local community in Newport and specifically Loftus Garden Village development.
“The school wanted to get the message out to drivers on the very busy main road going past the school, as well as to encourage the children to think about their own safety as pedestrians. We picked out the most striking designs and the finished signs have real impact.” Lovell also presented the school with more than £100 of book token vouchers.
Deputy headteacher Dawn Brown adds: “The children enjoyed taking part in the road safety awareness competition and it was a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding near schools.”
Neil Taylor, Senior Project Manager, Pobl Group said “We are really impressed with the effort put in by both Lovell and St Andrew’s School, to make sure the children understand the importance of road safety. I am sure the eyecatching signs will make the passing motorists think twice about their speed.”
Loftus Garden Village is a development of 250 homes near to St Andrew’s Primary available for open market sale, shared ownership, social, market and intermediate rent.
Article created: 22nd November 2016