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School hands out 500 umbrellas in road safety crackdown after boy struck by car | #schoolsaftey


A school has handed out more than 500 umbrellas – in a road safety crackdown. Sandon Primary Academy, in Meir, has issued the umbrellas in the hope it will encourage parents and pupils to walk to school rather than drive.

It follows a collision between a car and an Ormiston Meridian Academy pupil which left the youngster in hospital with a broken arm. The Sandon Road collision – near the Harrowby Road junction – happened during the morning school-run on Tuesday, November 14.




The collision has led Ormiston Meridian Academy to team up with Stoke-on-Trent South MP Jack Brereton to call for a ‘comprehensive and immediate’ road safety review in the immediate area.

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Now Sandon Primary Academy hopes its Umbrella Brigade will boost road safety in the area.

Deputy head Laura Williams said: “We are having a push on the parking on Harrowby Road, which at times can become quite dangerous. It’s a busy road and it becomes a lot busier at the start and the end of the school day.

“One thing we recognise as a school is that when the weather is bad the parking becomes worse, naturally. We thought, how do we tackle that? Buy them all an umbrella – that’s the simple version. Hopefully it will encourage people to walk and reduce the amount of parking outside school to make things safer.



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