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Pupils tackle school parking problem
CHILDREN in the North-East have issued their own tickets to prevent parents parking their cars outside their school.
Pupils from Silver Tree Primary school in Ushaw Moor, near Durham, have been working with police on the project to tackle the problem.
People are leaving their vehicles, blocking the road and making it unsafe for youngsters trying to cross.
PC Jeff Barksby said: “I arranged for the Year Four children to design their own ‘parking ticket’ in order to help with educating drivers, rather than prosecution.
“The idea is that myself and a small number of the school children will then issue the tickets as appropriate to motorists outside of the school to try and ensure a safer environment for children attending and leaving the school.”
Rhiannon Henry, eight, from Ushaw Moor, who designed the winning entry, was presented with £25 toy voucher at a special assembly at the school on Wednesday.
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