Support Road Safety Week and Look Out for Each Other

Road Safety Week 2014 poster

Are you concerned about road safety and how this affects your child on their way to and from school?

If so, then please join us tomorrow afternoon from 3.30pm onwards for a special Road Safety event delivered in partnership with ARK Rose Primary Academy and West Midlands Fire Service as part of Road Safety Week.

From 3.30pm onwards a crew from West Midlands Fire Service will be on hand in ARK Kings Academy to give young people, parents and other members of the community friendly safety tips and advice for all users - whether you walk, drive or ride a bike.

As part of the event, Parents from our Parent Forum will also be drawing attention to safety concerns over the Shannon Road. Their campaign is being covered by the Birmingham Mail and we would like to encourage all parents to show their support by joining them by the roadside.  

Road Safety Week is a UK-wide event organised annually by Brake, the road safety charity. It's a community involvement event that involves thousands of schools, employers, emergency services and community groups each year.

This year's them is 'look out for each other'. In Road Safety Week we are calling on all road users to look out for each other, to help stop the five deaths and 61 serious injuries that happen every day on UK roads, and particularly to protect people on foot and bike. Drivers are being asked to slow down to 20mph in communities, look longer and take it slow at junctions and bends, and give people plenty of room and consideration.

For more information about the event, please contact Francis Clarke on 0121 459 4451 or f.clarke@arkkingsacademy.org