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Kids get a safe start

North Shore Times

Wednesday 10 April 2002
PUPILS at Our Lady of Dolours Primary School at Chatswood took part in Walk Safely to School Day last Friday, April 5.

A nation-wide initiative of the Pedestrian Council of Australia, it encouraged parents and carers to walk to school with primary school children and ensure children up to age 10 hold an adult's hand when crossing the road.

School principal Helen Chambers said road safety was especially important to her school due to its location on busy Archer St.

“We encourage people to cross at the Archer St/Victoria Ave traffic lights,'' Ms Chambers said.
“I think it’s also very important to reiterate that parents hold their childrens' hands as they are crossing the road.
“Another danger spot for the children is the McDonald's carpark adjacent to the school people really zoom in and out of there,'' she said.

Ms Chambers noted, however, the timing of this year's Walk Safely to School Day was not the best to organise a large scale event due to school holidays.

“Next year will definitely be bigger and more people in the school community will be involved,” she said.

Walk Safely to School Day is sponsored by Motor Accidents Authority NSW, NSW Health, NRMA, Active Australia, Transport NSW and the RTA.

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