As a school we are a member of the Primitas Learning Partnership and as a group of schools we are keen to flag up a new campaign by Lichfield District Councill called ‘Be Bright & Be Seen’ which encourages pedestrians and cyclists to be bright and be seen so they are visible and stay safe.

This campaign comes on the back of an unfortunate increase in the number of road fatalities in our local area.

The scheme has some key reminders to us all for when we head out and traverse through the roads of our area:

  • When it’s dark outside, wear reflective clothing to be seen in car headlights.
  • Wear fluorescent or brightly coloured clothing when out and about, especially early in the morning and after 4pm.
  • Improve your visibility with accessories – clip on reflectors, bands and stickers to your coat and bag.
  • Only cross at crossings and well-lit areas and always remember to use the Green Cross Code.
  • Remember it’s the law to have clean and working headlights on your bike in the dark – white at the front, red at the back, as well as a rear reflector.

The Community Safety Partnership are doing events around the district to encourage people to follow the above tips and discuss other forms of crime prevention, please find the details of these below:

  • Waitrose, Lichfield – 10.00-12.00 – 22 November
  • Co-Op, Swan Island, Burntwood – 10.00-12.00 – 28 November
  • Co-Op, Chasetown, Burntwood – 2.00- 4.00 – 4 December
  • Co-Op, Streethay, Lichfield – 10.00-12.00 – 6 December
  • Morrisons, Burntwood – 2.00- 4.00 – 6 December
  • Waitrose, Lichfield – 10.00-12.00 – 7 December
  • Tesco Extra, Lichfield – 10.00-12.00 – 12 December

Stacey Walsh, Assistant Headteacher & Safeguarding Lead, said: “It was only last week that our school launched our big road safety initiative in association with National Road Safety Week and it is evident that both our wider Trust of schools and Lichfield District Councill are looking at things in a similar vein. The dark nights are drawing in and it is a good time to reflect on what we can do to make ourselves and others safer as we negotiate our city’s busy roads.”

To read more about the Primitas Road Safety Advice click here.

To read more about the Lichfield District council work in their click here.