A primary school has welcomed a new and exciting character called 3PR as part of a parking scheme at Maltese Road Primary School, Chelmsford.
3PR, who represents the three parking rules of Care, Consideration and Caution, has been designed and created by the South Essex Parking Partnership (SEPP) to help deliver a positive message about school parking and provides advice and guidance to children, parents and the residents on safe and considerate parking practices.
Any pupil who enters the zone by foot, cycle or scooter gets a 3PR token for the class token box and each month the class with the most tokens is awarded a cup and at the end of each school year, one class will become the 3PR Parking Champions.
Executive Head Teacher, Dr Nick Rudman said: "I am delighted to have joined the 3PR scheme. As a school, we are keen to do all we can to reduce congestion around the school to make the road safer for parents, pupils and visitors and to minimise the burden on our immediate neighbours. The children are really excited to collect their reward tokens and show that they are good ambassadors for safer journeys to school.
Councillor Susan Sullivan, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities said: "This is such a great scheme and it will improve the air quality and make the roads around the school so much safer for the children."
Tuesday 28 November 2017