CROSSING roads safely is a doddle for children from St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School in Ellesmere Port.
The youngsters were the latest to receive teaching on how to cross roads.
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Road Safety Unit, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and police community support officers have been instructing seven- to nine-year-olds.
Let’s Walk is a child pedestrian training programme available to all schools in the West Cheshire area. Pupils learn the benefits of using zebra and pelican crossings as well as school crossing patrols wherever possible.
Lets Walk co-ordinator Gill Shaw said: “Instructors teach the children how to cross the road correctly, with particular focus on how to act at difficult spots, behind parked cars and at junctions.
“The aim of the scheme is to help children develop their skills and confidence to walk safely to and from school.”
More than 45 schools across West Cheshire have already taken part in Let’s Walk.
Associate headteacher Dave Williams said: “The children showed great understanding and maturity in recognising safe crossing points and potential dangers.
“They showed an enthusiasm to learn and we feel confident that they are better equipped to safely cross the roads in their local community.”