Come up with a winning design
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