Traffic Ambassadors' Campaign attracts attention of ITV News
The school's Traffic Ambassadors' campaign to improve road safety outside the Junior site in Cambridge Road attracted the attention of ITV News who sent a reporter and camera operator to report on the situation on the morning of Tuesday, 11th January.
The item was covered in the channel's evening local news slot and attracted a lot of attention from children, parents, local residents and even people from further afield. A viewer from Chadwell Heath contacted the school saying, "I was watching the ITV London news on Tuesday evening and saw the article about the school and how the children were concerned about the effect of the parents parking their cars when so many could easily walk their children to school. I thought the children were absolutely amazing, they were so grown up and mature in the way they were communicating with the motorists."
Year 5 Traffic Ambassador, Tia, commented, "Having the TV news channel cover the story is great because it tells motorists that you shouldn't be endangering lives by parking on double yellow lines and driving too fast outside a school."
Fellow Year 5 Traffic Ambassador, Alice, added, "Getting the TV coverage is a great way of spreading awareness of the need for common sense when driving or parking outside a school."