Hitchin school recognised for road safety training to students

Headteacher Chris Kronda with members of the school council

Headteacher Chris Kronda with members of the school council - Credit: Archant

A junior school has been recognised by Hertfordshire County Council for its programme of road safety training for pupils.

Staff and students from Wilshere-Dacre Junior School in Hitchin were presented with a certificate recognising the school’s achievement of delivering vital pedestrian training skills to Year 4 children for five consecutive years.

The school’s team of staff and volunteers including parents and governors were originally trained by the county council in 2009 and have since been successfully running the scheme under the co-ordination of deputy headteacher, Sarah Smith.

The award acknowledges the whole school’s commitment to promoting safe and healthy travel for the pupils.

Terry Douris, cabinet member for highways at the county council, said: “It is essential that all children receive comprehensive training in road safety, keeping them safe and equipping them with important life skills.

“I would like to congratulate the school and especially the volunteers for their hard work in ensuring the children are well prepared for independent travel, which is especially important when transferring to secondary school.”