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Westhill pupils tackle road safety issues

By David Porter

A Road Safety Week held at Westhill Primary School following concerns raised by their Parent Council has helped both pupils and parents address some of the issues faced on a daily basis.

Westhill Road Safety week saw participation across the entire school
Westhill Road Safety week saw participation across the entire school

Garioch Community Based Officer PC James Stewart, along with the school, parent council and various member of Aberdeenshire Council including June Andrew, Transport Safety Education Officer assisted in organising the week and providing educational inputs to the pupils of the school and nursery.

A public drop-in session regarding road safety issues, speed checks and safe parking advice was also given in the area during the course of the week.

Westhill Primary School elected a number of Junior Road Safety Officers in Primary 6 and 7 who will play an important part in maintaining and highlighting road safety within the school and surrounding area in the future as well as having a competition to design a road safety banner which will be placed outside the school in due course.

PC Stewart said “I would like to thank the pupils for their hard work during the week and for their positive interaction when I met them all.

“I would also like to thank the school staff and all those who assisted in making it a successful week.

“As was said to the pupils, it is now important that road safety awareness is maintained by them and I would ask the residents of Westhill and surrounding area to also ensure that they drive in a safe and responsible manner around the school and the town in general.”

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