Pupils de­mand safety on roads

Cape Argus - - METRO - Staff Re­porter

PUPILS from Delft marched around the streets of their neigh­bour­hood de­mand­ing to be safe on the roads as pedes­tri­ans on their way to school.

It also marked In­ter­na­tional Walk to School Day, to bring aware­ness to driv­ers and de­mand they do their part to keep chil­dren safe. In­ter­na­tional Walk To School Day is an an­nual global event started in 1999, de­signed to pro­mote safety for chil­dren walk­ing to school.

Child­safe South Africa joined forces with Kairos Pri­mary School in Delft to con­tinue its aware­ness cam­paign of keep­ing child pedes­tri­ans safe on the road.

Around 700 Grade R, Grade 3 and Grade 7 learn­ers marched around the streets of Delft, bear­ing plac­ards and posters call­ing for driv­ers and other road users to play their part in keep­ing chil­dren safe. Later, Grade 7 learn­ers in­stalled 10 sil­hou­ettes on the fence of the school, rep­re­sent­ing chil­dren killed on the streets in 2017.

Child­safe South Africa’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the day forms part of the child­safety ad­vo­cacy or­gan­i­sa­tion’s Walk this Way pro­gramme. |

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LEARN­ERS from Kairos Pri­mary School in Delft marked In­ter­na­tional Walk to School Day on Wednes­day, call­ing for safer streets around schools. |

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