London,
15
February
2009
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00:00
Europe/London

Stop, Look and Listen at Sebright Primary School

Two pupils from Sebright Primary School are encouraging their fellow classmates to ‘Stop, Look and Listen’ after being selected as junior road safety officers.

Ibrahim Kehinde, 9 and Leanne Hunyh, 10, will be promoting road safety education at the school in Goldsmith s Row, E2, as part of a Transport for London scheme.

Their job first task was to lead a quiz in school assembly to find out how well the other children know the Green Cross Code. The pair’s other duties will involve raising awareness by putting up posters around the school, running competitions and talking about road safety issues.

Cllr Alan Laing, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods said: “Getting schoolchildren interested in road safety is paramount and having ambassadors among their peer group is a great way of highlighting the issue. It will also spread the road safety message to parents and the wider community. We hope that eventually all local schools will have their own Junior Road Safety Officers.”