School joins world record attempt

W'foss P S - The Road Safety Officers
W'foss P S - The Road Safety Officers

HUNDREDS of school children marched the streets of Wilberfoss as part of a world record attempt for the largest “walking bus.”

Youngsters from Wilberfoss Primary School walked around the village appealing to local drivers to slow down to 20mph or below in built-up areas to protect children on foot.

W'foss P S  - Safety Walk

W'foss P S - Safety Walk

In total, over 200 children from the school joined the march.

They were among roughly 125,00 children from nearly 600 schools in the UK who took part in the Giant Walking Bus, co-ordinated by road safety charity Brake and sponsored by leading fuel brand Jet.

The event aimed to raise awareness of the appalling number of children killed and hurt on roads and help schools to teach children about road safety.

Sue Monkman, headteacher at the school, said: “It’s about healthy lifestyles and walking to schools and drawing attention to the road safety charity and raising awareness for them.”

It has not yet been revealed whether the world record attempt was successful. The current world record for a walking bus is 119,697.