Our road safety scheme ensures children have fun while learning valuable life skills
Primary school pupils had fun while gaining vital road safety insights during a visit to our EuroMix production plant in Coatbridge, East Lanarkshire.
The trip was part of our Vulnerable Road User Scheme, which teaches children how to stay safe around HGVs.
Pupils from three local primary schools: Knowetop, Newton Farm, and New Monkland attended the sessions at the dry mortar specialist’s site throughout April and May. During the visits, children took part in a series of games that taught them about speed limits, blind spots around HGV vehicles and stopping distances in different weather conditions. They also enjoyed some fun downtime, with youngsters being allowed to sit inside a huge CPI truck and sound its horn.
Stuart Russell at CPI EuroMix said: “Our Vulnerable Road User Scheme is one of several community initiatives we’ve instigated at CPI. It’s a fun experience for children, which we hope will instil road safety skills that are theirs for life.”
Prior to the visit to CPI’s manufacturing plant, each school designed a road safety poster. The winners were presented with gift vouchers by CPI employees at school assembly.
Stuart continued: “Our employees enjoy hosting the children, the award-giving assembly visits being particularly gratifying. The feedback we’ve had from schools about the road safety scheme has been fantastic. Knowetop Primary School, for example, mentioned that the children had learned so much from the experience whilst having a brilliant time. It’s precisely why the scheme was set up, and we hope it will remain an annual schools’ event for years to come. Thanks to everyone who took part, and to CPI employees for their time and effort in organising this year’s visits.”
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