Pupils taught not to be dummies

Travel Safety Classes at the City Learning Centre, Blackpool, taught schoolchildren preparing to go to high school about road safety.
Travel Safety Classes at the City Learning Centre, Blackpool, taught schoolchildren preparing to go to high school about road safety.
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‘Don’t be a dummy when it comes to road safety’ - that was the message to schoolchildren at travel safety classes held in Blackpool.

The year six pupils, preparing for the move up to high school in September, visited Blackpool’s City Learning Centre to talk about road safety, public transport etiquette and paying transport fares.

The children, from 17 of the resort’s schools, also learned about the dangers of large vehicles and alternatives to public transport, including using scooters.

Coun John Jones, cabinet member for highways and transport at Blackpool Council, said: “Transferring from primary to high school is a big step for young people and transport is one of the key issues.

“We want young people to get to their lessons safe and sound.”

The project aimed to ensure youngsters have the skills to travel independently and safely.

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