School crossing patrols in Leicestershire have been sharing their expertise with school children by helping out at pedestrian and cyclist training sessions.
The Leicestershire County Council project is the first of its kind in the East Midlands and works by pairing crossing patrols with road safety tutors to deliver training to primary school children.
The aim is to get crossing patrols more involved in school activities, and support the current work of road safety tutors while allowing children to learn new skills from a familiar face.
So far the scheme involves around 40 (around a third) of the county’s 120 school crossing patrols.
At The Pastures Primary School in Narborough, SCP Elaine Finn, has been helping road safety tutor Liz Peutherer on ‘Bike4Life’ training.
Elaine said: “As a SCP my priority is getting the children to school safely. This exercise has allowed me to get more involved in teaching children some of the knowledge and skills they’ll need in the future, negotiating roads by bike or on foot.”
For more information contact Liz Goodman.