Children from three Monmouthshire schools – Kymin View in Monmouth, Portskewett’s Archbishop Rowan Williams Primary and Ysgol Y Fenni in Abergavenny - have completed their Kerbcraft schemes and received certificates for good behaviour while taking part. Organised nationally, the Kerbcraft Pedestrian Training scheme has been running for ten years and is co-ordinated across Monmouthshire by the council’s Child Pedestrian Co-ordinator Jayne Haycock and her assistants Sharon Blore and Salli Marsden.
Photos: Children, staff and volunteers at Kymin View, Archbishop Rowan Williams Primary and Ysgol Y Fenni
They recruit and train volunteers who take small groups of children out and about in their local areas, experiencing them in vital road safety skills. All primary schools in Monmouthshire are offered the scheme, and last year 834 children were trained across the county.
The scheme runs for half a day a week over 12 weeks in each school.
Monmouthshire’s cabinet member for road safety, Councillor Bryan Jones said: “The Kerbcraft Pedestrian Training scheme is invaluable as it instils the importance of road safety at an early age and ultimately saves lives.”