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Bradwell pupils' message for drivers

PUBLISHED: 16:49 02 April 2009 | UPDATED: 13:34 03 July 2010

Children at Woodlands Primary School in Bradwell taking part in the School Watch scheme

Children at Woodlands Primary School in Bradwell taking part in the School Watch scheme

YOUNGSTERS at Woodlands Primary School in Bradwell, are sending out a message to car drivers - don't park illegally.

Woodlands is one of three Norfolk schools chosen to pilot the School Watch scheme, the first of its kind in the country, which aims to harness the support of parents, pupils and teachers as well as police.

YOUNGSTERS at Woodlands Primary School in Bradwell, are sending out a message to car drivers - don't park illegally.

Woodlands is one of three Norfolk schools chosen to pilot the School Watch scheme, the first of its kind in the country, which aims to harness the support of parents, pupils and teachers as well as police.

Officers from the Bradwell safer neighbourhood team will be patrolling the school in the mornings and afternoons and inviting people to report the car registrations of drivers parking illegally.

A warning letter will be sent to the drivers in response to each complaint and after three separate complaints the culprit will be prosecuted.

At a special assembly on Friday, parents, pupils and staff were treated to a series of sketches comically highlighting the serious issues, with youngsters “driving” cardboard cars that parked on yellow lines and ignored the presence of a lollipop lady.

Sgt Ash Waterhouse, from Bradwell SNT, said: “Every school has its own particular problems. Here it is very congested and some parents are parking illegally, even double parking and blocking the road.”

Headteacher Mandy Stanton said there had been one or two accident near misses and traffic outside the school had become a real concern.


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