‘Fab Four’ recruited to help deliver safety message

11.20 | 4 December 2009 |

Redcar and Cleveland’s road safety team has enlisted the help of The Beatles to teach motorists and parents a safety lesson.

Teachers from Grangetown Primary recreated the iconic image of the Fab Four walking across a zebra crossing to mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the zebra crossing. It is also 40 years since John, Paul, George and Ringo walked across Abbey Road back in the 1960s.

Complete with Beatles’ wigs and costumes, pupils and staff from the school sang new words to the song, Yellow Submarine, to highlight the dangers of motorists not understanding pedestrians’ rights on crossings.

Bobbie Jameson, head teacher, said: "We want our children to be safe at all times and I’m delighted our staff and children are so enthusiastic about taking part."

The new lyrics to Yellow Submarine are:

In Grangetown where we live,
There’s a zebra that we use,
And the motorists don’t obey,
In the morning, noon and night

You must stop till we reach the other side,
Reach the other side,
Reach the other side.

You must stop till we reach the other side,
Then you GO!

For further information contact Mike Hall.



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