Pupils join the bus to try to make the roads a safer place

Councillor Elsie Butler with Armthorpe Tranmoor Primary School pupils gather together to form a 'walking bus'.
Councillor Elsie Butler with Armthorpe Tranmoor Primary School pupils gather together to form a 'walking bus'.
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HUNDREDS of pupils at a Doncaster school marched from their playground gates to join a campaign to get drivers to slow down.

A total of 200 children from Tranmoor Primary School in Armthorpe took part in what was an attempt on the world record for the largest ‘walking bus’.

The effort was taking place in a bid to persuade drivers to slow down to 20mph or below in built-up areas to protect children on foot.

The children were joining tens of thousands more across the UK taking part in the event, run by road safety charity Brake.

It aims to raise awareness of the number of children killed and hurt on roads, help schools to teach children about road safety and appeal to drivers to slow down in communities.

Julie Townsend, Brake’s campaigns director, said: “Brake supports families whose children have been killed or maimed on roads – so we know the terrible devastation these tragedies cause. Yet many could be prevented by drivers taking the simple step of slowing down.”