Kevan Jones MP visited Nettlesworth Primary School to help unveil a new banner encouraging motorists to drive safely.

Pupils from the Rights Respecting Council at the school wrote to Kevan about speeding traffic on the busy road past the school, and their fears that there would be a serious accident.

The children worked with Durham County Council’s Road Safety team and designed an eye-catching banner for the outside of the school.  They have also trained Junior Road Safety Officers, as well as working with parents and the Police to encourage safer driving behaviour.  Kevan and local County Councillor Heather Liddle met the staff and children involved in the project.

Kevan said :

“The school is on a busy road, and I can well understand the concerns of pupils and parents about road safety.  The children are really passionate about this issue, and put a lot of effort in to the project.

The banner looks great, and I hope that it will get the message over to motorists that they need to slow down around the school”