Primary school pupils took the role of traffic wardens outside their school last week as part of a project to stop people parking irresponsibly.
The children from St Winefride’s Catholic Primary Academy, dressed up in police and warden uniforms whilst they issued pretend parking tickets during the school run.
The tickets were in official parking ticket pouches, but inside will be leaflets about good parking practice, road safety and using a mobile while driving, designed and produced by pupils on the School Council.
The children were accompanied by school staff from St Winefride’s, Bradford Council Wardens and West Yorkshire Police.
Concerns about poor parking led to the School Council being asked to lead the campaign and have invited parents in to school for tea and coffee to meet with wardens.
Parents will also receive a parking leaflet from Bradford Council’s Road Safety Unit.
The School Council will be hosting an assembly and devise a quiz for pupils with prizes related to road safety.
Head of School Louise Walsh said: “St Winefride’s Catholic Primary Academy is committed to ensuring all children are made aware of their responsibility in arriving at and leaving school in the safest way possible.
“This road safety initiative will provide the children with an invaluable insight into how to keep themselves protected and gain an understanding of the different roles of those entrusted with keeping the community safe.”