Palletways Delivers Educational Workshops To Birmingham Children With National Road Safety Charity

Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has led road safety sessions to more than 300 primary school children in the Birmingham area. The sessions, delivered by Palletways’ Birmingham depot in partnership with the road safety charity, Brake, focused on safe and sustainable road use, effective road safety policies and alternative sustainable transport options. 

The workshops, which were delivered during Road Safety Week,
the UK’s largest road safety event, included a tour of a Palletways 12-tonne
truck to highlight the importance of taking care around larger vehicles on the

Brake is a national road safety charity which works with
communities and organisations across the UK in a bid to end road deaths and
injuries. The charity aims to make communities safer through an extensive
education programme and offers support to people bereaved and seriously
injured in road traffic collisions.

Members of the Palletways Birmingham team took the roadshow
to four schools in the area, including Walmley Infant School and Moor Green
Primary Academy.

Lisa Spalding, general manager at Palletways Birmingham,
said: “It’s a privilege to be an official corporate partner of Brake. Our team
has had first-hand experience over the past month speaking to local children
about road safety and teachers have told us our talks have had a real impact on
the local community. Our business is committed to upholding the highest level
of safety so sharing our stories with a younger audience has been a rewarding

Dave Nichols, community engagement manager at Brake, added:
“We’re delighted Palletways were keen to support Road Safety Week and step up
for safe streets. Nobody should be killed or seriously injured on our roads and
we already know the many solutions that can prevent these tragedies and allow
us all to get around in safe and healthy ways. It’s vital everyone gets
involved with learning about, shouting about and celebrating these solutions,
whether though campaigning for safer roads, or choosing to use roads as safely
as possible. Together we can make roads safer for everyone.”

Jennifer Steele, a teacher at Walmely Infants School said:
“Our children loved Palletways and Brake’s road safety session. The classroom
activity was informative and provided practical advice on how to stay safe.
Palletways also gave all ninety children in Year 2 a free gift, including a
high-visibility bag and jacket as well as a Palletways cap. These will ensure
that our children continue to keep safe when travelling alongside roads. It’s
always brilliant to see local companies give back to the community.”

Source: Courier News

Palletways Delivers Educational Workshops To Birmingham Children With National Road Safety Charity

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