Bright children on the Twilight Trail
Last updated: 28/11/2012
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Children from Aqua class took part in a Twilight Trail organised by Cornwall
Council road safety at Falmouth Primary School last week. By the
end of the event they were able to show that they understood the
importance of being seen by drivers at night, and that they knew
the difference between fluorescent and retro-reflective
As a reward the children were served up a tasty snack and then
led on a magical tour around the sparkling school grounds which the
road safety team had decorated with reflective owls, hedgehogs,
stars and planets.
To show that the message had well and truly taken root, the
children completed questionnaires before and after the event. Class
teacher Hannah Johnson said “This is a great way to teach such an
important safety message. The children can clearly see how
reflective materials can help to keep them safe”.
Sadly it's a message that adults would also do well to heed.
Last year in Cornwall 3 adult pedestrians were killed in collisions
with vehicles during the hours of darkness.
So whether you're an adult or a child it's a good idea to carry
or wear something bright when out walking or cycling at night.
Retro reflective strips or piping on clothing direct light
back from drivers' headlights making the wearer much more
visible from greater distances.
Story posted 28 November 2012