Saturday, September 30, 2023

Kerbcraft volunteers thanked

OVER 1,500 young people from 31 primary schools in Thurrock took part in this year’s Kerbcraft road safety skills training programme, with the help of 92 adult volunteers.

On Friday (12 July) the volunteers were at a Thank You presentation and coffee morning in Thurrock Council’s Civic Offices, Grays, where they were presented with certificates of achievement.

They were also all entered in a prize raffle, with donations from intu Lakeside, The Wharf Public House, The Swan Public House, QD Stores, Tesco, Impulse Leisure, Palmer’s Fitness, Lush and Wilkinsons.

During the training the children – aged five to seven – are taken to the roadside where they learn, in small groups, to find safe places to cross the road and ways of dealing with parked cars and junctions.

The Kerbcraft Scheme relies on dedicated volunteers who spend an hour and a half each week training the children.

Cllr Andy Smith, portfolio holder for transport, said: “It is essential we encourage youngsters to be aware and cautious of the dangers of the road.

“Without the dedication and continued commitment of these volunteers, young children would not be taught the skills that could save their lives.

“I would like to say a very big thank you to all of those involved in the project.”


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