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Giant models for Suffolk village

PUBLISHED: 20:48 23 February 2002 | UPDATED: 11:24 03 March 2010

PUPILS at Claydon Primary School will be building giant models and working with pupils at Claydon High School to find safer ways of getting to and from school next week.

PUPILS at Claydon Primary School will be building giant models and working with pupils at Claydon High School to find safer ways of getting to and from school next week. >

The two schools are taking part in Suffolk County Council's Safely to School project to look at their journeys to and from school and to see what can be done to make the routes safer for walkers and cyclists.

The aim is to make it possible for more pupils (and parents) to take the healthy option and leave the car at home. To identify exactly where problem areas are, the children at the primary school will be making a giant model of the areas surrounding the two schools. The models will then go on display for parents and local people to look at and suggest improvements.

Bryony Rudkin, member of the county council's executive committee, said: "Our 'Safely to School' project has been a tremendous success and has improved safety for many children and parents walking to school. Not only is walking to school healthier, but it's better for the environment too. Using giant models as a basis for discussing improvements is very visual and also helps young people to study their local area which is part of the school curriculum."

Once finished the models will go on display at the schools.

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