Norwich showman Olly Day spreads magical road safety message to pupils in Sheringham, North Walsham and Aylsham

Children across north Norfolk were spellbound by magician Olly Day when he visited their classrooms to teach some important road safety lessons.

The entertainer visited pupils in North Walsham, Aylsham and Sheringham this week with his box of tricks and captivated his audience with his mix of magic, jokes and story telling.

Using ropes, a handkerchief, a furry puppet and other props he reminded the children of important road rules including to stop, look and listen; stay bright at night and always wear their seatbelts.

Students at Sheringham Primary School enjoyed taking part in Olly's show when he visited them this afternoon and eagerly put their hands up to answer his road safety questions.

Speaking afterwards Zoe McClean, six, said she had learnt a lot from the show and would remember Olly's messages.


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'You have to walk across the zebra crossing,' she said.

Classmate Austin Kilbey - who joined Olly to help illustrate the importance of wearing a cycle helmet and reflective clothing - thought the magic show was 'awesome'.

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The seven-year-old added: 'You have to be very careful if you are walking across the road and a bike was coming through because he could squash you.'

Olly has been spreading his road safety message to schools across Norfolk for 19 years, after teaming up with the county council.

The Norwich-born showman, who has just finished headlining the Christmas Seaside Special on Cromer Pier, said: 'It's a fun way of getting a serious message across, to do it with magic, tricks and jokes children love.'

'Norfolk's road safety statistics are very good at the moment, they're below the average for the country. I don't think it's just down to me, I'm a little wheel in a big machine but all the time you're feeding the kids this message and that's great,' he added.

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