Pupils Use Artwork to Slow Down Drivers
On Monday 26th January pupils from Penllwyn Primary School were awarded certificates by Cllr David Carter, Mayor of Caerphilly for their efforts in creating artwork to slow drivers down.
The pupils were invited to Ty Penallta to showcase their posters to the Mayor, who thoroughly enjoyed the visit: “It is wonderful to see the brilliant artwork of pupils from Penllwyn Primary School. I hope that these posters will make drivers think of their speed when using the roads surrounding this school, as well as others”.
This follows the problem identified by Penllwyn Primary of speeding traffic, so in order to combat this problem they requested a 20MPH zone around their school.
The school children then took part in a project to design the posters with the local authority’s Road Safety Project Officer. This involved all of the children discussing the dangers caused to pedestrians and cyclists when motorists drive at higher speeds. The artwork placed on the signs will help draw attention to the new speed limit and make motorists aware that they are near a school.
The scheme at Penllwyn Primary was funded through a Safe Routes in Communities grant from the Welsh Government.
Cllr Tom Williams Cabinet Member for Highways, Transportation and Engineering said: “I was delighted by the hard work that pupils from Penllwyn Primary School have put into their posters. I hope that their artwork will remind drivers of the correct speed limit when driving around schools”.