Pupils highlight road safety on march in town

The Oxford Times: Headteacher Lisa Rowe and Poppy Ellis, six, left, and Verity Bennett, seven, lead the way as the walking bus crosses the road Buy this photo Headteacher Lisa Rowe and Poppy Ellis, six, left, and Verity Bennett, seven, lead the way as the walking bus crosses the road

CHILDREN, teachers and parents marched through Woodstock as part of a campaign to highlight road safety concerns.

More than 150 people from Woodstock Primary School, in Shipton Road, walked through the town last Thursday morning following headteacher Lisa Rowe, who dressed in a zebra “onesie”.

Pupils also wore black and white clothes to symbolise zebra crossings as they promoted walking to school.

Mrs Rowe said: “It was a fun way of getting people to relate to an important message.”

The school runs a ‘walking bus’ programme where parents drop children off at Woodstock Library, in Hensington Road, and they walk the half-mile to school wearing high-visibility jackets with teachers.

About 20 children take part in the scheme each day but the school tries to get most pupils involved at the end of term. The walk raised funds for the Taplow Traffic Charity Trust, which supports children whose parents have been killed in road accidents.

It comes as the latest figures from Oxfordshire County Council reveal more than 500 children aged under 15 have been involved in road accidents in the county since 2004.

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11:19pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Oflife says...

Very confused. When I was a lad, my brother and I walked a mile or so to school, and we didn't need adults or hi viz. Just why is everyone so terrified of the outdoors today? We were taught look left, look right, look left again (or perhaps the reverse), and that common sense basic instruction means we don't get run over by cars. Are kids now so mollycoddled that they cannot cope with such a basic concept? What if when they become adults they are required to join the military?
Very confused. When I was a lad, my brother and I walked a mile or so to school, and we didn't need adults or hi viz. Just why is everyone so terrified of the outdoors today? We were taught look left, look right, look left again (or perhaps the reverse), and that common sense basic instruction means we don't get run over by cars. Are kids now so mollycoddled that they cannot cope with such a basic concept? What if when they become adults they are required to join the military? Oflife
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8:43am Fri 11 Apr 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

no parents can't be bothered to teach their kids proper road safety.. and remember then there is a blame there is a claim!
no parents can't be bothered to teach their kids proper road safety.. and remember then there is a blame there is a claim! yabbadabbadoo256
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