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Pupils highlight road safety on march in town
5:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014 in News
CHILDREN, teachers and parents marched through Woodstock as part of a campaign to highlight road safety concerns.
More than 150 people from Woodstock Primary School, in Shipton Road, walked through the town last Thursday morning following headteacher Lisa Rowe, who dressed in a zebra “onesie”.
Pupils also wore black and white clothes to symbolise zebra crossings as they promoted walking to school.
Mrs Rowe said: “It was a fun way of getting people to relate to an important message.”
The school runs a ‘walking bus’ programme where parents drop children off at Woodstock Library, in Hensington Road, and they walk the half-mile to school wearing high-visibility jackets with teachers.
About 20 children take part in the scheme each day but the school tries to get most pupils involved at the end of term. The walk raised funds for the Taplow Traffic Charity Trust, which supports children whose parents have been killed in road accidents.
It comes as the latest figures from Oxfordshire County Council reveal more than 500 children aged under 15 have been involved in road accidents in the county since 2004.
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