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Junior PCSOs highlight Waterloo Primary School’s parking message
Friday 4th January 2019 @ 12:36 by Tom Greggan
Ashton Education News Tameside

Waterloo Primary pupils donned high viz jackets to take to the streets around their school to encourage safer parking in the area.

Head teacher at the Ashton school, Angela Goodman, explained that they had been working alongside local PCSOs and Greater Manchester Police to launch the initiative, which has seen a team of Junior PCSOs established.

They joined their adult counterparts in their bright yellow jackets and hats to patrol streets near the school to help ease parking problems around the school, based off Taunton Road.

The youngsters were on patrol early in the mornings and at going home time as they encouraged parents and carers to park safely and also to promote walking to school as an alternative.

Local PCSOs said a big thank you to all the pupils who helped in the Safer School initiative.

“We’re really grateful to our local police force for helping launch this initiative for us,” said Angela.

“Hopefully our pro-active approach will encourage people to be more considerate. Thanks to all involved and especially the children.”

The message to drivers to be polite and considerate to others and drive safely for the new year remains very much the same added Angela, adding that co-operation was appreciated.