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Colin the Crocodile Cop is visiting St Whites School, Cinderford

| 17.04.15

They will be rolling out the red carpet at St Whites School, Cinderford on Friday 17th April when Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Colin the Crocodile Cop shows off his sharp new look.

Colin’s snappy new makeover will be on display at 10.00am when he attends the school as part of the ‘Thank You For Keeping Me Safe’ event in the county for 2015.  The event is part of the School Gate Campaign which aims to educate parents and carers about keeping children safe on the school run.

‘Thank You For Keeping Me Safe’ is a joint campaign between Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership, Gloucestershire Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner who is funding it over three years. Mr Surl says that “Colin has proved a big hit in getting the road safety message across to primary school children and parents throughout the county.  The school run is a necessary but hazardous time of the day for all involved.

Drivers who park at the school gate without thought or consideration for anyone else put their children and everyone else’s children at risk. Colin the Crocodile has proved very successful in getting that message across to kids and there’s no one better than them to influence their parents”

PCSO Sue Pritchard said “St Whites School are fully committed to road safety and have already completed speed surveys prior to the event.  The children are sending out a valuable message to both parents and other road users that they want to stay safe.  I am going to set up an after school club for road safety at St Whites School to continue the good work the children have already been involved in. This is an exciting time for the children but also giving out important messages.”

Local businessman, Neill Ricketts, Chief Executive Officer, of Versarien plc has kindly donated prizes of book tokens for the two winners of the ‘Thank You For Keeping Me Safe’ campaign poster competition which will be announced on the day.

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