Safety on pa­rade

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Ed­u­cat­ing chil­dren to be safe on the roads is the theme be­hind Movin’ March, which cul­mi­nates in a pa­rade this Fri­day.

‘‘Our mokop­una and chil­dren are us­ing the painted ze­bra cross­ings, yet they’re still be­ing hit by ve­hi­cles,’’ Porirua City Coun­cil road safety co- or­di­na­tor Mark Kairua said.

The cam­paign par­tic­u­larly tar­gets young chil­dren.

Mr Kairua said walk­ing to school was a won­der­ful way for chil­dren to ex­pe­ri­ence their world while prac­tis­ing road safety and so­cial­is­ing with their friends.

This Fri­day will see the cam­paign con­clude here with the Porirua Movin’ March Pa­rade. Schools have been asked to cre­ate a road safety ban­ner, chant or slo­gan. The best chant or slo­gan will win high- vis­i­bil­ity school bag cov­ers for all stu­dents in that school.

The pa­rade be­gins at 10.30am at Elim Church on He­riot Dr, passes Bun­nings, on to Ha­gley St and down to Te Rau­paraha Park. There will be road safety tasks at the park or Arena, de­pend­ing on the weather.

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