Pupils step out with road safety message

National Walking Bus event at Savile Park Primary, Halifax.
National Walking Bus event at Savile Park Primary, Halifax.

Hundreds of children in Calderdale turned out to take part in a giant walking bus convoy as part of a UK bid to improve safety on the roads.

Pupils and teachers from schools including All Saints School in Skircoat Green, Halifax, Savile Park Primary in Halifax and Colden School at Hebden Bridge were involved in the national challenge.

National Walking Bus event at Colden Primary, Blackshaw Head.

National Walking Bus event at Colden Primary, Blackshaw Head.

Organised by road safety organisation Brake, the walking buses were arranged simultaneously to highlight the dangers of traffic through the 1km routes, especially around primary schools.

Children taking part also made banners and learnt about road safety.