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Tower Hamlets’ primary school children will be safer when they are out and about thanks to a new road safety activity book produced by Ben Jonson Primary School

The road safety activity book was created by three Junior Road Safety Officers at Ben Jonson School, Ahmed Sharif, Nasnin Akther and Tasnim Begum, with the help of their year five classmates and Tower Hamlets Council’s Road Safety Team.

The book uses puzzles and other creative activities to inform young children about road safety in a fun way. The year five pupils developed the activities themselves and their illustrations are used in the publication. To date over 3000 activity books have been published and are being distributed to every five to seven year old pupils in the borough.

Margaret Cooper, Head of Transport and Highways at Tower Hamlets Council, said: “The road safety book is a credit to Ben Jonson Primary School. The pupils have shown a keen interest in road safety, great organizational skills and an interest in helping others to keep safe on the roads.

“Being vigilant on the roads will be really important during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, especially with the presence of the Transport for London Olympic Route Network which sees the removal of a number of road crossings. Getting the road safety message to school children is vital to their well being and this booklet will help in achieving this.”

Ben Jonson Primary School is part of the Tower Hamlets Junior Road Safety Officers Club scheme which is funded by Transport for London. The scheme has been running for over seven years in Tower Hamlets through the Council’s Road Safety Team.

Written by Scott Buckler
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 13:01

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