Members from the National Reserves, Logistics and Communications teams collaborated to roll out a Road & Cycle Safety Event last week in Slough.
A presentation on Road and Cycle Safety was given to some 300 pupils (years 5 & 6) at Cippenham Primary School in Slough, Berkshire. Then throughout the day the pupils were given the opportunity (class by class) to sit in the cabin and experience the drivers’ view, as well as observing safety aids fitted to our trucks. Blind spots were highlighted as well as danger zones around the vehicles, to be aware of at all times when approaching or cycling near large goods vehicles.
Pardip Shoker, Principal Estates and Rating Manager, commented: “It was a great day and wonderful to see so many children having fun, whilst at the same time being able to appreciate, up close, how road and cycle safety is so important on or around the roads and large vehicles. Hopefully this will stay with them.”
The event also coincided with 32 Year 5 pupils having completed their Bike Ability course a week earlier and we were pleased to be able to congratulate them on their achievements by way of a small gift of a hi-vis vest and a snap around reflector each to help keep them safe on their bikes.
A big thanks to Torang Paiman, Robert Stephens, Les Martin and Liz Young for all your contributions and efforts throughout the day.