Road Safety Banners Unveiled
Road safety banners urging motorists to slow down have been installed outside two schools after being designed by their own pupils.
Slough Borough Council’s sustainable transport team, Better by, supplied some primary schools with a blank poster for pupils to create a simple and bold design based around road safety.
Natasha’s entry from Arbour Vale School, Farnham Road, was picked as a winner and it was converted into a banner.
Neil Sykes, Principal at Arbour Vale School, said he was extremely proud and added: “This will remind people to be safe and to reduce their speed around the school gates and it has been beautifully created by one of our pupils.”
Dean Gray, the school’s development manager, said: “This is an important message that we want to send out to motorists. It was also a great way to engage with the students and talk to them and remind them about road safety.”
The second banner was unveiled at Claycots School Town Hall Campus, Bath Road, and was created by proud artist Dyuti.
Ramandeep Gogna, a sustainable transport officer, said: “What talented young people we have to create such eye catching posters which motorists will hopefully see and take heed of. “Road safety around schools is really important, not just to prevent accidents
involving children, but to make an effort to reduce congestion around the school gate. In addition, by taking the journey in another way, pollution around schools, and the pupils, can also be reduced.”Designing the banner was just one of the Better by initiatives for Walk to School Week to encourage more people to make their journeys by walking, cycling or public transport.