GO SLOW in Camp Road say school pupils

Published: 17 Feb 2020

Children from Camp Primary and Nursery School in St Albans were on a “go slow” last Friday, reminding motorists to keep to the 20mph speed limit outside their school.

The limit was introduced along Camp Road in St Albans six months ago, and children took part in a competition to produce posters encouraging drivers to limit their speed to a safer level. At a special road safety and sustainable travel assembly, the winners showed their prize posters to the school.

School governor, Louise Larkins, said: “Since the speed limit came in we are seeing drivers being more careful, but the school is determined to continue to promote the importance of not driving dangerously fast.”

At the same event, local county councillor Anthony Rowlands (St Albans East) presented the school with its Silver Modeshift school travel award, a national scheme recognising the work of schools in encouraging sustainable travel. Also on hand to congratulate the school was Buster the dinosaur from Hertfordshire County Council’s Active and Safer Travel team.

Young cyclists from Years 5 and 6 also received their Bikeability certificates after a week of learning how to ride their bikes safely and about environmentally friendly ways of travelling.

Councillor Terry Douris, Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Libraries and Localism, said: “Congratulations to all the pupils, school governors and staff at the school who continue to work together to ensure that these important safety messages are communicated.

“They are leading by example to make sure that the area around their school is a safer one.”