Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Wesham school children warned about seatbelt safety

LOCAL police officers are delivering a series of talks to primary schools in Wesham on the importance of wearing a seatbelt.

PC Gary Cross and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Jacqui Marwick, both from the Wesham Neighbourhood Policing Team, will be delivering a series of presentations at Wesham C of E Primary School and St Joseph’s RC Primary School in the coming days.

Billy the Bee, the mascot for the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety’s campaign, will also be visiting the schools to talk to the pupils.

PC Cross, Community Beat Manager for Wesham, said: “The purpose of the visits is to highlight the importance of wearing a seatbelt to the children.

“Wearing a seat belt can save your life and these visits allow us to get this message across to the children in a fun and interactive way.

“We are also measuring each child’s height so that we can provide advice to parents on the type of car seat that would be appropriate for the child.”

The officers are running a competition in the schools by asking the children to develop a poster on the seatbelt campaign. Prizes will be given to the posters judged to be the best.

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