Corby Borough Council’s Safer Corby Team is working with local schools and pre-schools this week promoting important road safety messages to youngsters as part of Brake's national annual BEEPBEEP day, running on Wednesday 17th March.
Three BEEPBEEP events have been arranged at Hazel Leys Academy and The Rectory pre-school Nursery in Corby Old Village. The programme will include an interactive talk about the Green Cross code with the help of Road Safety Ted and a hand painting session. The BEEPBEEP campaign is aimed at 2-7 year olds and aims to begin raising awareness and understanding of how to stay safe around roads.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Bob Eyles, said:
‘It is essential for children to begin learning about and understanding potential dangers of the roads from an early age. The BEEPBEEP campaign helps to make this potentially serious issue fun and engaging. Our sessions also focus on the important message of ‘holding hands’ at this age, as they should always be with a grown-up who will also look after them.’
For further information about the campaign visit the BRAKE website www.brake.org.uk