Road safety magic

Local primary school pupils swill learn practical road safety skills through magic with a series of shows taking place next month, delivered by Allan Petrie and Alan Innes, collectively ‘Allansmagic’.

The Road Safety Magic Show, now in its third year, is one of many initiatives run by Aberdeenshire Council to educate school pupils about road safety.

Chairman of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee Peter Argyle said: “As the nights are getting darker it is important for the council to continue to reinforce the message of road safety. These magic shows are an excellent way of conveying that message as they are fun and memorable for the pupils.”

Chairman of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee Councillor Richard Stroud added: “It is important that our pupils are educated about road safety and that young people are equipped with the necessary skills so that they are aware of traffic when they are taking the journey to and from school.

“Developing road safety awareness at a young age in such an engaging way is to be commended and I’m delighted that the programme will have reached so many pupils when it finishes this year as it makes sure pupils are safer on our roads.”

The show focuses on getting the key message over to younger children to ‘stop, look, listen and think’ and will visit selected Inverurie Schools in November.