A Wythall school joined hundreds of others in calling for safer footpaths, crossing places and slow traffic.

On Wednesday (June 19) pupils from Meadow Green Primary School took part in the Brake's Kids Walk campaign to voice their concern about getting to school safely.

It has seen over 75,000 primary school children campaigning by walking in their communities and calling for safer streets.

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The initiative comes at an crucial time, with recently published statistics revealing that on average, 15 primary school children are harmed on roads in Britain each day.

In 2022, there were 14 fatalities of children aged between four and 11 in road accidents.

One of the main goals of the campaign, run by the road safety charity Brake, is to promote the five necessities for children to make safe journeys: footpaths, cycle paths, safe crossing places, slow traffic and clean traffic.

Pupils aged between five and 11 will be walking around the school premises and area to highlight the congestion at the beginning and end of the school day and the lack of safe places to cross busy roads.

Lucy Straker, campaigns manager at Brake, said: "It is every child's right to be able to make safe and healthy journeys without fear of traffic and pollution.

"It is vital that children can walk and wheel safely when they travel to and from school."

David McMillan, CEO at esure Group, sponsors of Brake, said: "We are delighted to continue our partnership with Brake's Kids Walk and to raise awareness of the importance of safer roads and cleaner air for schoolchildren across the UK."

The school has proposed measures to improve safety, including a one-way system, speed restrictions, and an additional parking bay.

The children intend to present their manifesto to Worcestershire County Council.