Artistic pupils at Bethersden Primary School in Kent have been working with Rydon Homes to create a series of eye-catching safety banners encouraging drivers to slow down in the village.
The children were given the challenge of working together within their ‘house groups’ to plan, prepare and produce the safety displays, with the focus on keeping children safe from road users.
Each of the completed designs has been mounted on the hoarding outside the Rydon Homes development in the village, which will provide a collection of 27 traditionally-designed two, three and four bedroom quality homes.
Sophie Beale, Deputy Headteacher at Bethersden Primary School, said:
“It was a great learning experience for Bethersden Primary School children to work alongside Rydon Homes as part of a fantastic road safety awareness project. We are grateful to have been asked to partake in this project and we are happy to see the signs up at the development to keep our roads safe.”
Rydon Homes’ site manager for the scheme, James Murphy, was given the difficult task of selecting the best design. Once he had chosen the winning display the house captains were invited to visit the development to receive £50 for their hard work, with the funds going towards their house group.
James Chase, Production Director of Rydon Homes, continued:
“We were honoured to have the opportunity to judge the children’s designs for these fantastic road safety signs, which serve as an important reminder for all road users in Bethersden to keep their speed down. It has been a pleasure working with the primary school and we look forward to proudly displaying them outside our new development in the village.”
The Millfields development in Bethersden is well under way and off-plan reservations are currently being taken ahead of the April 2015 launch.