Children in Year 5 wanted to do something to encourage parents to park sensibly around the school. This was triggered by an incident in Term 4, when a child was almost hit by a car. The children read about this in the school newsletter and wanted to take further action. Their teacher encouraged them to discuss the issues and design a poster to warn parents of the dangers.
The designs were varied and imaginative, so it was decided to choose two designs to have made up into banners for the school gate. It was felt that if parents saw a clear message from the children, they might take more notice. Barming, like most schools, has a very high percentage of parents who park sensibly around the school. The banners are aimed at the small number who risk the safety of the children.