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Burnfoot pupils boost school safety after drawing up list of concerns

Burnfoot Community School headteacher Janice Chapman with pupils at the unveiling of the new bollards outside the school

Burnfoot Community School headteacher Janice Chapman with pupils at the unveiling of the new bollards outside the school

PUPILS at Burnfoot Community School are playing their part in erasing road safety concerns.

As part of their Safer Streets Team, primary six and seven pupils approached the council with plans to make the area in and around the school safer.

And as a result, Philippa Gilhooley, roads engineer at Scottish Borders Council, organised for the paint on the crossing mats to be refreshed, longer barriers put up at the entrance to the school and replacing the old bollards with bright, colourful PiPencil Bollards.

A spokesman for SBC said: “These fun, colourful pencil bollards are a hit with the children. They are designed to stop any drivers, who are dropping off pupils, parking on footways as this makes it difficult for pedestrians and buses to negotiate past safely.”

A special opening ceremony was held for the £6,000 project, which was funded through a grant from the Scottish Government.

 

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