JOHNSTOWN Infant School’s road safety initiatives have seen them benefit from £35,000 of funding under the Welsh Assembly Government’s Safe Routes to Schools.
New access at the school gate in Melyd Avenue, a 20mph zone in Maes Isaf, traffic calming measures, new pedestrian crossing access, new signage and gateway effect road markings have been incorporated into the scheme.
Kerbcraft training has been carried out by Wrexham Council’s Road Safety Team and this will continue.
The Road Safety Team have also launched a new Kerbcraft DVD, featuring children from Johnstown Infants, which aims to promote the pedestrian safety for five to seven-year-olds. Schools across the county borough will be invited to take part.
Cllr David Bithell, lead member for Environment and Transport, said: “Road safety training for young children is very important and without doubt helps to saves lives. I have been very impressed with the Kerbcraft initiative and I hope this new DVD will encourage more schools within the county to become involved in Kerbcraft training.”