Pupils tackle parking issues at West Bromwich primary school

Children are urging parents and carers to park safely at drop off and pick up times – or risk being fined.

Leah and Gurpreet both aged ten with their design - "Even if you're late, don't park near our gate."
Leah and Gurpreet both aged ten with their design - "Even if you're late, don't park near our gate."

Pupils at Lyng Primary School, in West Bromwich, have designed their own banners, which are displayed on the railings outside the school in Horton Street.

Sandwell Council’s road safety team have delivered assemblies and lessons with pupils and the school – after concerns were raised about parking around the school site.

As part of the work, the children designed their own banners and the winning designs have been printed and put outside the school to urge drivers to take more care.

Leah and Gurpreet, both aged 10 years old, designed an eye-catching banner, which says: “Even if you are late, don’t park near our gate”.

Cameron, also aged 10 with his poster - "If you care about children, think before you park."

While Cameron, also 10, produced one saying: “If you care about children, think before you park.”

Deputy headteacher Peter Staniland said: “Parking has always been a concern of ours at the beginning and the end of the school day.

"We decided to team up with Sandwell Road Safety team and launched a competition – ‘Perfect Parking’ – during the school’s safeguarding week.

“The task was to design a road sign that could be made and put up around the streets. I am thoroughly delighted with the children’s great designs and they had great fun during the design process.”

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