Sunderland pupils help promote road safety week

Charlotte Kerr, Melissa McAneny and Ivana Brodanac with Lindsey Christie of Sweeney Miller solicitors.
Charlotte Kerr, Melissa McAneny and Ivana Brodanac with Lindsey Christie of Sweeney Miller solicitors.
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YOUNGSTERS at a Wearside school are taking to their drawing boards to support Road Safety Week.

The children at St Mary’s RC Primary School are taking part in a poster competition as part of the week, which runs until Sunday.

St Mary’s already runs a number of campaigns to promote road safety and recently did a giant walk to school in aid of the charity, Brake, which promotes greater care on our roads.

Also run by Brake, Road Safety Week is now in its 18th year.

The aim is to inspire communities to take action to promote life-saving messages and the theme this year is Look Out For Each Other.

It is hoped the week will help prevent some of the five deaths and 61 serious injuries that happen daily on UK roads.

Pupils at St Mary’s have been challenged by Sweeney Miller solicitors to design a poster for Road Safety Week.

Staff from the Ashbrooke solicitors went along to the Meadowside school to meet members of the Eco Club and talk to them about road safety.

All the pupils who take part will receive a prize and the posters will be professionally printed. The pupil who creates the winning poster will get a Samsung Tablet.

Lindsey Christie from Sweeney Miller, said: “The children took our talk very seriously and gave some great answers to our mini-quiz. You are never too young to learn about road safety.

“We are now looking forward to seeing the posters the pupils are designing.

“They started work during our session and the early results look fantastic.”

By working for numerous people who have been involved in road accidents, the team members of the solicitors’ practice have come face to face with the harsh realities them.