High visibility fashion helps young people learn all about road safety

Multi-Agency event with a Road Safety fashion show at Star of the Sea School Primary at Primary Monkseaton-pupils show road safety characters.'REF 2409143042
Multi-Agency event with a Road Safety fashion show at Star of the Sea School Primary at Primary Monkseaton-pupils show road safety characters.'REF 2409143042
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Youngsters have taken part in a special fashion show to raise awareness of road safety.

Pupils at Star of the Sea RC Primary School in Whitley Bay were able to watch the show put on at their school by Northumbria Police and its partners last week.

The police, fire and ambulance services and road safety charity BRAKE held a road safety event at the school where they spoke to youngsters about being safe near roads, and gave talks and demonstrations on the role the emergency services play in dealing with incidents.

The fashion show initiative was launched a couple of weeks ago and officers set pupils the challenge to design road safety wear for kids using old high visibility uniforms donated by police.

Northumbria Police motor patrols temporary Chief Inspector John Heckels said: “The fashion show is a great way of getting the children to think about road safety and I’m really impressed with the final results.

“Officers have been working with the children over the past few weeks and from the fashion show today it’s clear that our messages have got through to them and they understand just how important it is to be safe when out on the roads.

“Operation Dragoon is about keeping everyone safe on the roads and young people are a key audience for us as education at an early age is vital.

“We’ll continue to work in schools and with pupils across the force area to try and get the road safety message out to as many young people as possible.”

Headteacher James Hannah added: “We try to encourage our pupils to walk and cycle to school, so it’s really important they understand how to stay safe.

“The fashion show was a fantastic way to top off what has been a great few weeks.”