Road safety boost for Sheffield primary school

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Students in Sheffield are set for safer road crossings after their school was awarded a lollipoper for the 2016/17 academic year.

Aston Lodge Primary School was chosen as one of 50 nationwide to receive a lollipoper from more than 6000 who applied as part of a road safety campaign organised by Churchill Insurance.

Lucy Brooksbank, head of marketing at Churchill Insurance, said: “Lollipoppers are still the stalwarts of our communities - national treasures who bring fun and joy to the school run as well as playing a vital role in protecting our children.

“We are thrilled to be providing the parents and children of Sheffield with a lollipopper and ask any members of the local community interested in filling the role to put themselves forward with their local council.”

The campaign was launched after a report by the Road Safety Analysis Research group revealed 53 per cent of child pedestrian casualties occur during the usual hours of the school run.

For more information on how to become a lollipopper for your school visit www.Churchill.com/Lollipoppers or log onto the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ChurchillTheDog