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Stonehaven pupils join in campaign for safer roads

Local Fire and Rescue Community Officer, Craig Vasilciu, giving the children advice on road safety

Local Fire and Rescue Community Officer, Craig Vasilciu, giving the children advice on road safety

More than 1000 pupils from primary schools in Stonehaven took part in a national road safety awareness event on Wednesday, June 11.

In the glorious sunshine, children from Arduthie, Dunnottar and Mill O’Forest Primary Schools joined forces to march with homemade banners as part of the Giant Walking Bus from their schools to Stonehaven’s Mineralwell Park.

The Giant Walking Bus is part of national charity Brake’s ‘GO 20’ campaign which aims to encourage more road users to adopt a safer approach to driving, particularly when schools, homes or playparks are nearby.

Councillor Peter Bellarby (Stonehaven & Lower Deeside) welcomed the children to the event before Local Fire and Rescue Community Officer, Craig Vasilciu, gave a road safety presentation.

The children also participated in a walking-related jazzercise exercise class to highlight the positive impact of walking.

Miss Lucy Shore, a teacher at Arduthie Primary School who helped organise the event, said: “The children were a credit to their schools and showed a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the cause.

“Special thanks go to Councillors Bellarby, Agnew and Clark as well as Local Fire and Rescue Community Officer, Craig Vasilicu, local teachers Mr Evans and Miss Grieve and parents for all their help and support in making the event a success.”

 

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