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Zig Zag Photoshoot Highlights Road Safety With The Help of Greens Norton Children

Published: 12th November 2008 13:09

Safety For Life - what its all about.Safety For Life - what its all about.

 Fire engine arrivesFIre engine arrives

Pupils waiting behind the fence - but very excitedPupils waiting behind the fence - but very excited

Fire Brigade and photographer get readyFire Brigade and photographer get ready

Photographer looks nervous - about to go upPhotographer looks nervous - about to go up

Children lie down in their high viz jacketsChildren lie down in their high viz jackets ready for the photograph

Photographer in trees taking picturesPhotographer in trees taking pictures

This time in school uniform for the photoThis time in school uniform for the photo

Coming back to ground, children standing upAll over, children get up as platform reaches ground.

Looking relieved and getting out of the safety gearLooking relieved and getting out of the safety gear

The stars of the show, back to school all overThe stars of the show, back to school after its all over, front, the school’s Junior Road Safety Officers, Alanis Smith and Lulu Rock

Officers from Northamptonshire Police, County Council and Fire & Rescue Service joined forces today as part of the Casualty Reduction Partnership to create a campaign to highlight road safety around schools.

Using a hydraulic platform, Fire & Rescue officers took an aerial photo of students at Greens Norton Primary School near Towcester, whilst Police officers ensured the road was safe. The pupils were pictured lying in the road on zig zag markings to raise awareness of the issue of parking outside schools. The photos will be used to create a poster and banner campaign that will be displayed at schools throughout the county.

Jane Docking, Chair of Governors at Greens Norton Primary School, said: “We have big problems with people parking on the zig zags outside our school and it makes it difficult for children to see the road safely. It’s very easy when you’re running late to simply park you car on the zig zags, but I hope this campaign will make people think about where they park, not only at our school but also at schools throughout the county.”

The school’s Junior Road Safety Officers, Alanis Smith and Lulu Rock, who educate the rest of the school about road safety issues, said: “We really enjoy telling our friends about road safety and speaking in assemblies. Today has been lots of fun and we hope people will realise how important it is to park safely as being safer on the roads saves lives.”

The aerial photos taken are now being used to design posters and banners for the campaign, which will be launched later this year.



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