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Bringing a touch of magic to road safety messages


School children across County Durham are enjoying a series of magic shows centred around road safety.


Allan’s Road Safety Magic Show is visiting ten schools across the county to perform to Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils.


It has been organised by Durham County Council to raise awareness of the Slow to 20 Safer Streets programme, supporting the introduction of reduced speed limits outside of schools.


The show covers a number of vital road safety messages to help children stay safe near

roads.


From learning how to stop, look and listen and finding safe places to cross, to learning how

to use different types of light controlled crossings, pupils will learn in a fun and engaging

way through the art of magic.


Cllr Elizabeth Scott, Cabinet member for economy and partnerships, said: “It is so

important that we engage with our children in a fun and vibrant way to help them learn key

lessons in safety that will stay with them for a long time.


“Bringing magic into our schools is the perfect way to do this. It’s a fantastic method of

encouraging road safety and we are sure that pupils will also be reminding their families of

these top tips when they go back home.”


The ten schools hosting the magic show are: Toft Hill Primary School; St Joseph’s Catholic

Primary School, Coundon; St Pius X RC Primary School, Consett; Witton Gilbert Primary

School; Sunnybrow Primary School; The Grove Primary School; Langley Park Primary

School; St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Langley Moor; Victoria Lane Academy,

Coundon; and Stephenson Way Academy, Newton Aycliffe.


For more information about the council’s road safety work, visit

www.durham.gov.uk/roadsafety