Pupils drive home safety message

Pupils of Largymore Primary School that took part in a Road Safety Week initiative run by McCulla Transport, Dennisons Commerical and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council are pictured with Councillor Janet Gray MBE, Chair of the Council's Environmental Services Committee.
Pupils of Largymore Primary School that took part in a Road Safety Week initiative run by McCulla Transport, Dennisons Commerical and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council are pictured with Councillor Janet Gray MBE, Chair of the Council's Environmental Services Committee.

Local primary school pupils have learnt the importance of road safety thanks to a recent initiative by Lisburn & Castelreagh City Council and McCulla Transport.

The aim of the joint project was to educate schoolchildren about the ‘stop, look, wave’ initiative as a contribution to their safety on the roads. The Council’s Environmental Health Service supported this initiative.

Councillor Janet Gray MBE, Chair of the Council’s Environmental Services Committee, said: “I am delighted that a local haulage company has proactively worked to raise awareness with primary schoolchildren in the Council area about the dangers of roads and lorries. McCulla Transport and lorry supplier Dennison Commercials definitely created a strong and powerful education session for our children giving them tips on how to act safely on the road.

“During each event the children were involved in an interactive story that set the scene about traffic safety with all sizes of vehicles in a fun way.

“The classroom based activity included facts about trucks such as their size, the jobs they are used for; and emphasised the risks involved in being near lorries and the limited sight lines that lorry drivers have.

“The children had the opportunity to get involved with a model street mat, which brought the story to life using model trucks and figures to enact traffic situations.”