In October our school took part in the Road Safety Calendar Competition, run by the Road Safety Team from the borough of Enfield. Children from across all the schools in Enfield had to draw an illustration which had a “Drive Less, Live More” theme. Many designs were entered but only 12 could be selected as winners. We are delighted to announce that one of our school council reps, Katy Cenuka had her picture chosen for the month of ‘April’. Sally Symmons from the Road Safety Team came in to our school assembly especially to present Katy with a trophy and a bag full of road safety goodies. Well done Katy we are so proud.
School Council Members 2016-2017
See bellow for the class representatives for the academic year!
School Council 2015-2016
Last year the School Council worked on a few issues across the school they had brought up during our fortnightly meetings.
They achieved and changed the following things:
- More school dinner choices- They wanted have a more varied selection of lunch and through a meeting with Miss Ross, the School Council were able to add soup and sandwiches as a choice for the Summer term.
- Summer term cookie sale- They raised just under £200 for the Years 3 & 4 quite area.
- ‘Drop, Wave and Go’ -They continued with this which is going strong at the school.
The Campaign Continues – 2015
Following David Borrowes’ visit last summer, School Council took the initiative to trial a ‘Drop, Wave and Go’ system until half term. As you may have noticed this week (26/1/15), children volunteers from year 5 and 6, along with staff members greeted children at their cars and escorted them to their lines in the playground. They are identified as wearing orange high visibility jackets. To ensure children’s safety, please queue in an orderly fashion and don’t try to overtake cars in front of you. Also, please drop off your children on the correct side of the road and ensure that the children are exiting the car on the pavement side. A kind reminder to please use the zebra crossing when crossing the street. Thank you for your support and hope to see you in the mornings dropping off your children.
Road Safety campaign 2013-2014
You may have seen David Burrowes outside our school gates this morning. He was here to see first- hand why we are so worried about the safety of our children along Hazelwood Lane. He was shocked to witness some parents still pulling up on the wrong side of the road, pulling up on zig-zag lines, parking on double yellow lines and carrying out irresponsible manoeuvres. David Burrowes and Daniel Morris (our designated ward officer for Palmers Green) then met with our School Council to talk about their concerns and discuss possible solutions. One idea was to train our older pupils to become buddies in the morning, meeting children at a designated drop-off area and taking them to their lines. This would mean parents would be able to safely drop their children off without leaving their cars and would prevent congestion on the road. David Burrowes also gave us his continued support in our campaign to extend the zig-zag line.
David Burrowes visit 1
20th June The school council have invited David Burrowes to visit our school to discuss and look at our concerns regarding road safety. We’re looking forward to welcoming him to our school and hope he can support our campaign.
13th June Our school council have heard back from the Local Council who have not yet agreed to extend our zig-zag lines. The children have been invited to meet David Burrowes where they will be discussing this issue further in the hope that he can support the schools in making the roads around our school safer for our children and community. In the meantime, thank you to those parents who have started to ‘Park & Stride’ in the morning (parking in streets close by and walking the rest of the way). It has made a difference to safety and congestion.
9th May In order to help the campaign further, Miss McGovern contacted our designated ward officer for Palmers Green, Police Officer Daniel Morris. He came to school on Friday 9th May and through observations of Hazelwood Lane before school and consultation with Miss McGovern and Miss Graham, has identified some key concerns to address.
- Parents performing U turns at the junction of Hazelwood Lane and Kingley Road
- Pulling onto the wrong side of the road to drop children off
- Children exiting from the road side of vehicles
- Children closing doors on moving vehicles
- Children crossing road to short cut
- Children not wearing seat belts
- Children dropped off in white zigzag lines from waiting cars at the zebra crossing
He has given us some fantastic suggestions and we look forward to working with him to improve the situation.
On the 4th April, the School Council also sent a letter to David Burrowes asking for his help in this matter. We have received a reply which can be seen below. It is fantastic to have him on board and hopefully we will be seeing some of these changes soon.
Back in December our school council representatives went out on Hazelwood Lane to carrying out a traffic survey.
After observing cars before and after school, Hazelwood’s School Council wrote a letter to parents and carers, reminding them of the importance of road safety to keep all of Hazelwood’s community safe.