Police help kids 'Be Safe, Be Seen'
News story published: 15 October 2010
Pupils at four Norwich schools will be putting
on their reflective stickers as well as their uniforms this winter
with the help of the police and Norwich 99.9.
The radio station supported by Norfolk
Constabulary, are launching this year’s Be Safe Be Seen campaign
where over 10,000 stickers are being delivered to 50 schools in the
From Monday 1 November, officers from
Sprowston and Spixworth Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), Heartsease
and Thorpe Hamlet SNT and Mile Cross, Catton and Fiddlewood SNT
will head to the schools in their area to support the campaign and
give out safety advice to the youngsters.
Sergeant at Heartsease and Thorpe Hamlet SNT
Julie Johnson said “The campaign is an excellent way of
highlighting the importance of children being seen by motorists and
other road users in the dark. This can help prevent accidents
and pedestrian injuries from happening.
“All pedestrians can take responsibility for
their safety by wearing reflective clothing and carrying a
torch. We hope the children we meet will take the important
message home to their parents and other family members.”
To make the serious message memorable to
the youngsters Norwich 99.9’s mascot Norry the dog will help
to demonstrate how and where to wear reflective stickers.
Norwich 99.9 and police officers will be
visiting the following schools on the following days:
Sprowston Junior School on Monday 1 November
Magdalen Gates Primary School on Tuesday 2 November
Heartsease primary School on Wednesday 3 November
Mile Cross Primary School on Monday 8 November