Come up with a winning de­sign

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

YOUNG de­sign­ers will have to work quickly if they want to en­ter our poster com­pe­ti­tion for road safety cam­paign Park­safe.

They have un­til Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 24, to sub­mit a colour­ful poster high­light­ing the dan­gers of poor park­ing near school gates.

Thirty schools across Ash­ford have been in­vited to take part in the com­pe­ti­tion.

The de­signs will be pub­lished on the web­site www.kmwalk­toschool.co.uk in Novem­ber, where the pub­lic will be able to vote for their favourite.

The winning il­lus­tra­tion from each school will be printed on a ban­ner and dis­played at the school en­trance.

The cam­paign is be­ing led by Kent County Coun­cil and is sup­ported by the chil­dren’s road safety char­ity KM Walk to School, the emer­gency ser­vices, the Ken­tish Ex­press and kmfm.

The cam­paign also aims to en­cour­age par­ents to think about join­ing or set­ting up a KM walk­ing bus at their child’s school, and to en­cour­age schools to take part in the Walk on Wed­nes­day scheme.

Schools can get grant fund­ing from Heather Goodacre, KCC’s ex­tended school de­vel­op­ment man­ager for Ash­ford, to help with both schemes.

Ms Goodacre said: “As more par­ents opt to drive their chil­dren to school, so the num­ber of ve­hi­cles out­side schools grows.

“The emer­gency ser­vices, to­gether with schools, have be­come in­creas­ingly wor­ried that ac­cess to and past schools is al­most im­pos­si­ble at peak times.”

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.kmwalk­toschool.co.uk/park­safe or call 0844 264 0292.

Chil­dren from Fur­ley Park Pri­mary School launch the Park­safe cam­paign

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