The message below has been given by the Safer Routes to School Team
Pupil & Parent safety is paramount to the school and those of you who regularly use the underpass will have noticed that it is now well lit and much safer to use during darker hours. The Safer Routes to School Team of the Parent Council helped secure the funding from Highland Council to get the underpass lit and ensure that the journey to & from school under the busy road is as safe as it can be. We would ask that everyone uses the underpass every time they cross the road and in particular encourage Parents to lead by example and use it all times.
In addition, I would like to remind parents and pupils that the pedistrian crossing and traffic lights should be used at all times to ensure safe crossing of the road near to the school entrance. A number of parents have commented upon seeing children cutting across this road at various points away from the designated safe areas.
Finally, I have been asked to make a further plea for any volunteers willing to help out with cycling proficiency training. There is training available and more details can be provided about what this involves but we do need some parent helpers who are willing to help teach these crucial skills to our pupils. If anyone is willing and able, please contact the school office in the first instance.
Mr Quigley, Junior Road Safety Team and Safer Routes to School Team