Children set to learn about road safety

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A huge lorry will be making its way to Rainbow Children’s Centre at Pepper Hill School in Bradville this month.

On August 20 the lorry will turn up as part of a day of activities to promote road safety to children. The centre, on Kingsfold, has teamed with DHL and local community police officers for the event which will help children understand the dangers of being around large vehicles and roads.

A series of fun games will show how long it takes for a lorry to stop, where the driver’s blind spots are and how hard it is to see and hear pedestrians, particularly children, from a lorry cab.

Children of all ages are invited to the event between 10am and 3pm. Tickets are 50p for those registered with the children’s centre, or £1 for others. This includes a high visibility jacket for children to take away and a snack. Tickets are available from the centre on 01908 227925 in advance or on the day.

Liz McGrath, Rainbow Children’s Centre co-ordinator, said: “Knowing how to be safe around large vehicles and roads is so important. This event aims to be a fun way of helping children to realise the dangers that they may face in their daily lives, in a fun and interactive way. We expect there to be a lot of noise!”