Future in Action

Future in Action

Middleton Quarry Take Road Safety To Local School

Last week a CEMEX team supported one of our biggest school events in the NE to date at Cotherstone Primary, Barnard Castle. 

Ronnie Simpson, Logistics Operations Manager; Thomas Colley, Logistics Operations Manager; Elizabeth Young, Communications; Tony Lowes, Lead Driver and Driver Apprentice, Jack White, all took part.

Ronnie Simpson takes up the story: “This school supports the local villages near to our Middleton Quarry and we presented to over 50 pupils and staff about the key points on road safety. They also got the tipper truck exchanging places experience whereby the kids get to sit in the cab and learn about how key it is to be seen and be safe and to look out before you step out.  This is always a popular part of the day!

The vulnerable road user message on Pedestrian and Cyclist road safety is key amongst this age group and is part of our School Road Safety Educational Engagement and latest pedestrian safety programme.  With the onset of the school winter holidays it’s great to see this key message being shared with our local communities and a big thanks to the team who did a great job on the day.”

Rebecca Jellis, Head Teacher (see pic with Ronnie Simpson) commented: “What a fantastic day and event for the children, they are all still on a high.  The toy mixer has taken pride of place in our trophy cabinet!”