PUPILS TAKE TO THE STREETS IN MARCH FOR SAFE ROADS
ABOUT 700 Kairos Primary School pupils in Delft took to the streets calling for drivers to play their part in keeping them safe when walking to school.
To mark this year’s International Walk To School Day on Tuesday, ChildSafe South Africa joined forces with Grade 3 and 7 pupils to continue its awareness campaign. The pupils walked around the streets bearing placards and posters.
Later, the Grade 7s installed 10 silhouettes on the fence of the school, representing children killed on the streets last year. ChildSafe South Africa executive director Yolande Baker said: “Fifty children were killed on the streets in the last year in Cape Town alone. Most of these incidents were the direct result of driver behaviour and most took place when the kids were going to or from school. Our participation in the international event this year is a good opportunity to remind people to be aware of their own behaviour on the roads, especially around schools.”
ChildSafe is a campaign of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of southern Africa and Safe Kids Worldwide.
Pupils also listened to talks by the City’s Traffic Services team, as well as representatives from ChildSafe SA, who gave them tips and instructions about how to stay safe on the roads. |