Caroline Flint was at Tickhill St Mary’s School, St Marys Rd Tickhill this week where she met four pupils to hear their concerns about parking and road safety outside of their school.
Said Caroline: “It was very interesting to meet the pupils who were very clear that they worry about cars parking very close to the school when children are arriving or leaving.
“The school are clear that it is a handful of parents who ignore the zigzag lines and the No Excuses warning banner. Often they are parents who are running late, who think it won’t hurt to break the rules, for a minute of two. I wonder if they would carry on doing it if they had to hear these pupils concerns.
“Responsible parking is something every parent who drives has to think about. I hope parents of pupils at St Mary’s are good listeners.”
Said Headteacher, Jayne Boaler: “The pupils in Year 4 were delighted that Caroline had responded to their letters and welcomed her into school to explain their concerns about people parking on the yellow lines outside school. They are taking registration numbers down, putting notices in the school newsletter and writing to local councillors because they are worried that someone will be hurt. Caroline’s visit will raise the profile even further so that an accident doesn’t have to happen before the “yellow parking” stops!”
Photo: Eyes right: George Stoodley, Lewis Spencer, Lucy Baker, Lucy Pashley and Caroline Flint checking for cars at the school gate, next to the No Parking No Excuses sign.