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Vital safety lessons are learnt at Clare school




Year seven students at Stour Valley Community School in Clare carry out speed checks with PCSO Sophie Mitchell as part of their Safety Day
Year seven students at Stour Valley Community School in Clare carry out speed checks with PCSO Sophie Mitchell as part of their Safety Day

Speeding motorists were left abashed by students during a Year 7 Safety Day at Stour Valley Community School in Clare.

As part of the day a police officer flagged down motorists going over 30mph outside the school, leaving students to ask them why they were speeding, with questions like; “Do you have any children. How would you feel if they were hit by someone speeding?

During the day students also got safety talks from the police, UK Power Networks and firefighters. Internet safety was also covered.

Year seven head, Ruth Plumb, said: “We did it for the first time last year and it was a success so we thought we would repeat it.

“The over riding aim is about keeping themselves safe and others.”

Student Sonny Williams, 12, spoke to one driver who was pulled over for doing 34mph.

He said: “I said to him 20 is plenty and speeding make sus feel unhappy so think before you put your foot down.

“He said, ‘Well my special box tells me if I’m speeding or not’ and I said it wasn’t working and he said, ‘ well yes it is.”

Another driver stopped for doing 38mph then drove erratically when trying to pull over, before admitting their poor driving was down to the fact that they were on their mobile phone at the time.



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