Coppull poster ploy drives home road safety message

Mrs Green, year 6 winner James Fox, and PCSO Liz Coleman. Inset: Amy’s winning poster

Mrs Green, year 6 winner James Fox, and PCSO Liz Coleman. Inset: Amy’s winning poster

First published in News

The police and primary school pupils in Coppull have teamed up using art to promote responsible motoring.

Pupils at St Oswald’s Primary School in Spendmore Lane took part in a poster competition to highlight the rules of the road following an increase in cars parking on zig-zag lines outside the school.

The winners were then chosen by local officers with pupils James Fox and Amy Waring triumphing following entries from both Years 6 and 7.

The two winning posters have now been transferred into signs, thanks to funding by the Lancashire Partnership against Crime, and will both sit pride of place on the school’s railings which face the problem road.

PC Matt Lee, Community Beat Manager for Coppull and Adlington, said: “I would like to congratulate both James and Army for their excellent drawings and thank all the St Oswald’s pupils who took part.

“It was a very fun way to inform people clearly about staying off zig-zag lines and I hope to repeat the exercise at other Chorley schools in the coming months.”

“The rules of the road are there for a reason and people who ignore them could be putting the safety of others, as well as their own, in danger.”

Mrs Elizabeth Green, acting Headteacher of St Oswald’s Primary School, said: “I would like to thank local police for helping us run this competition as we have experienced problems with drivers parking inappropriately. We hope this will play some part in resolving the situation as the safety of our pupils is absolutely paramount.”

Are you a Chorley teacher? Would you be interested in bringing this road safety scheme to your school? If so contact PC Matt Lee via matthew.lee@ lancashire.pnn.police.uk.

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