Uckfield children learn about road safety

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Twelve primary schools took part in Uckfield’s annual road safety day on Thursday (June 20) at the Civic Centre and on Luxford Field.

About 360 children from all local schools enjoyed the ‘look, listen and learn’ day.

They displayed their creative skills in a poster competition and then showed off their knowledge in road safety scenarios thanks to mock roadworks and working traffic lights from East Sussex County Council; a steam engine from Tinkers Park, Hadlow Down; vintage and veteran cars; speed indicator devices and exciting displays by firecrews and local police.

The day began with a prize presentation for the best poster on the theme of ‘every school needs a lollipop person.’

The town’s lollipop people were there to chat to children, including Coral Whyman, who is the longest serving lollipop lady in East Sussex.

She has been doing the job for 40 years, watching over children’s safety in Hailsham.

The event is organised by Uckfield Town Council with Cllr Jim Molesworth-Edwards playing a leading role.

Photo by Ron Hill