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Primary schoolchildren took to the streets this week to remind motorists about “small walkers” as part of a road safety campaign.

The pupils from Dalton E Tucker Primary School may also hear their call for improved road safety on the radio as they are recording a song they hope will get airplay.

Yvonne Cooper, a teacher who helped co-ordinate the campaign, said: “We have a song that we're trying to get together now, then we're going to try to get a radio spot for that.”

Ms Cooper was speaking after the pupils stood at the roadside in the Port Royal area of Southampton on Wednesday morning with signs that instructed motorists to watch out for child pedestrians.

The school is one of eleven involved in the Fuelling 4 a Cause campaign organised by oil and gas supplier Rubis.

The campaign follows last year's Draw 4 Change competition, where primary and middle school pupils submitted artwork that showed what road safety meant to them.

The top three pieces of artwork from the upper primary, lower primary and middle school age groups had their artwork featured in a Rubis 2020 Draw 4 Change calendar.

Yolanda Basden, also a Dalton E Tucker teacher, said that other schools were invited to take part in the campaign, which started on February 18. She added that her school focused on the theme of child safety on the roads.

Ms Basden said: “Our students are small and sometimes you don't see students at the pedestrian crosswalk.

“The demonstration was just a way to say ‘watch out for the small ones'.”

Ms Basden said that the school's campaign would continue until March 16.

Jermaine Simons, the sales manager at Rubis, said five cents from every gallon of gas sold at Rubis gas stations would be given to schools involved in the road safety campaign.

He added that each school was guaranteed a minimum of $1,000, with larger donations depending on how much fuel is purchased.

People can also boost the cash awarded to individual schools by voting on the Rubis website.

Other schools involved include Bermuda Institute in Southampton, Chatmore British International School in Smith's, Clearwater Middle School in St George's, Francis Patton Primary in Hamilton Parish, Purvis Primary in Warwick, Sandys Secondary Middle School, Somerset Primary, Warwick Academy and West End Primary.

To take part in the survey and vote for a school, visit https://www.rubis-bermuda.com

From the pens of babes: Dalton E Tucker Primary School pupils come together for the Rubis Energy Bermuda road safety campaign, Fuelling 4 a Cause
Drive carefully: Sheiyah Caines, seven, joins other Dalton E. Tucker Primary School pupils for the Rubis Energy Bermuda road safety campaign, Fuelling 4 a Cause (Photograph supplied)
Drive carefully: Jonathan Trott, eight, joins other Dalton E. Tucker Primary School pupils for the Rubis Energy Bermuda road safety campaign, Fuelling 4 a Cause (Photograph supplied)
Drive carefully: Zayne Tavares, 10, joins other Dalton E. Tucker Primary School pupils for the Rubis Energy Bermuda road safety campaign, Fuelling 4 a Cause (Photograph supplied)
Drive carefully: Damani Landry, seven, joins other Dalton E. Tucker Primary School pupils for the Rubis Energy Bermuda road safety campaign, Fuelling 4 a Cause (Photograph supplied)
Drive carefully: Amaya Davis, seven, joins other Dalton E. Tucker Primary School pupils for the Rubis Energy Bermuda road safety campaign, Fuelling 4 a Cause (Photograph supplied)

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Published March 07, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated March 06, 2020 at 11:47 pm)

Rubis organises road safety campaign

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