Pupils learn how to stay safe on the roads

Big DHL Lorry visits kids at Beck Row Priamry School Left to right - Finlay Brown, Chloe Burson (correct) and Elijah Cady.
Big DHL Lorry visits kids at Beck Row Priamry School Left to right - Finlay Brown, Chloe Burson (correct) and Elijah Cady.
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PUPILS at a primary school will be having no truck with danger after they were given a 44-tonne lesson in safety.

Beck Row Primary School had a very special delivery last Thursday as haulage giants DHL parked up a lorry and showed pupils the dangers of the road.

Angie Hamilton, headteacher, said children had been shown what to look out for when large vehicles are around.

“There are more and more lorries on the road nowadays and this was a chance for the pupils to learn how important it is for them to stay safe,” she said.

The live demonstration saw an engineer show pupils the size and sounds of the truck, as well as the driver’s blind spots.

Pupils were given a chance to look inside the cab, listen to the engine and what to do if a ball runs under a truck.

The visit was part of the Trucks and Child Safety scheme (TACS).