Before Christmas, students Lizzie, Sophie and Helen were interviewed by BBC Radio Shropshire journalist Lauren Baker, to talk about the Student Union Board’s campaign to reduce speed limits on the roads around College.
Lauren also spoke to our Healthy and Safety Manager, Charlotte Kettle, and Personal Development Coordinator, Tab Crinson, about this issue which is impacting students’ travel training and opportunities to get out and about independently.
Students showed Lauren the busy roads which they have to cross to get to the bus stop.
Lizzie is this year’s Student Union president, and relished the opportunity to start her term with such an important campaign.
Tab said: “All three students were interviewed by a BBC Shropshire Radio journalist, talking about the SU’s campaign to address speed on the roads around college. They spoke with confidence about their worries and came up with some great solutions. The girls showed the reporter what it is like on roads around College, and the issues they encounter when accessing the bus stop.”
The BBC feature followed actions taken across College for Road Safety Week, last month. Students teamed up with Cllr Craig Emery from Gobowen’s local Speedwatch campaign, using a speed gun to monitor passing traffic. They also enjoyed a visit from West Mercia Police community team who talked about the importance of road safety.
Well done to everyone involved!