Norwich High Junior School runs Safety Week to help youngsters stay safe on the road, at home and online

Children at the Norwich Infants School For Girls learn about car park and road safety. Martin Bull,

Children at the Norwich Infants School For Girls learn about car park and road safety. Martin Bull, Norfolk County Council's Road Safety Community assistant teaches the Kindergarten girls about looking for drivers in parked cars, with Jenny Green, head of Infant and Junior School. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

Youngsters at a Norwich school were taught how to stay safe on the roads yesterday with the help of two special guests – teddy bears Benjamin and Bethany.

Children at the Norwich Infants School For Girls learn about car park and road safety. From left, Am

Children at the Norwich Infants School For Girls learn about car park and road safety. From left, Amelia Dodson, 4; Ruby Jarrett-Glue, 4; and Jessica Bandy, 5, with Benjamin and Bethany teddy bears, helping the reception children learn about road safety. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

The road safety lessons, led by Martin Bull, Road Safety Community Assistant at Norfolk County Council, were part of a special safety awareness week at Norwich High Junior School.

The Safety Week, which started yesterday and finishes on March 28, will give youngsters lessons on staying safe on the road, at home and online.

Workshops from the school's chef will teach pupils how to prepare food safely, while lessons on staying safe during science experiments will help avoid accidents in the school's laboratories.

Jenny Green, Head of the Junior School, said: 'The safety of our students is always our first priority.


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'We hope our series of fun yet informative workshops will give the girls a real understanding of what it means to be safe, not just while travelling to school or walking along the road, but also during their studies and in their own homes.'

On Monday, Mr Bull used the bears to introduce road safety issues to reception and nursery classes. Youngsters were taught how to belt up properly and hold hands when walking by the road.

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A project for the older girls, Step On It, saw them don high visibility jackets and learn what to look out for as a pedestrian, including clues on when cars are coming and how to cross at junctions.

The awareness week coincides with a campaign run by the city and county councils to improve parking near the school.

A crackdown on dangerous parking throughout the week will encourage parents to consider the risks to schoolchildren when cars are parked illegally.

Mrs Green added: 'While we will be working alongside local authorities to help promote road safety, we will also be taking the opportunity to expand upon this to host our own Safety Week for girls of all ages across the Junior School.'

Is your school involved in an unusual or interesting project? Contact our education correspondent Martin George at martin.george@archant.co.uk

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