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Mendlesham: Pupils keen to learn vital road safety lessons

PUBLISHED: 11:47 03 December 2012

Police Community Support Officer Stephen Johnson will be delivering a role-play type road safety awareness session for Mendlesham Primary School pupils. Left to right, Stephen Johnson and India (first name only).

Police Community Support Officer Stephen Johnson will be delivering a role-play type road safety awareness session for Mendlesham Primary School pupils. Left to right, Stephen Johnson and India (first name only).

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pupils have been learning the importance of road safety after actors played out a live demonstration of an accident.

Mendlesham Community Primary School was the scene of an “accident” last Friday as a car collided with a cyclist.

All 60 children listened and learned about what to do in an emergency.

Headteacher Claire Jones said: “We had a question and answer session with the children about how to stay safe on the road and what the cyclist could have done – wearing a helmet, paying attention – and also what the driver could have done.

“We talked about drinking and driving. It had a lot of impact.”

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