Churchill Insurance to provide Hatherden CE Primary School with Lollipopper as part of pledge to improve safety on school crossings nationwide Six schools set to receive a Lollipopper in the South East with more to be announced Over 6,000 schools across the UK nominated to receive a Lollipopper
Churchill Insurance appeals for members of the community to put themselves forward to be a Lollipopper. To find out how, visit www.Churchill.com/Lollipoppers
Motor insurance specialist, Churchill Insurance, has announced it has selected Hatherden CE Primary School to be provided with a Lollipopper for the 2016/17 school year.
The campaign, launched alongside leading parent champion PTA UK and supported by Road Safety GB, received nominations from over 6,000 primary schools and has pledged to ensure that up to 50 Lollipoppers are on school crossings throughout the UK for the new school year.
Following the announcement, Churchill Insurance will work closely with the school, local council and School Crossing Patrol Officers to recruit and fund a Lollipopper and is calling for members of the local community to put themselves forward to be considered for the role.
Since UK legislation was introduced in 2000 stating that Lollipoppers were no longer a legal requirement for schools, an increasing number of the iconic Lollipoppers have been taken off the road even though 58 per cent of child pedestrian casualties in Yorkshire occur during the school run (Road Safety Analysis Research, 2016).
A recent survey by Churchill Insurance went on to highlight the necessity of deploying additional Lollipoppers in the South East, with over 86.2 per cent of parents and children (aged 5-11) feeling safer with the presence of a Lollipopper on their school crossing. A further 33.7 per cent of parents felt road safety at their local school had worsened in the past five years with an additional 24.4 per cent noting a Lollipopper had recently been removed from the local area.
On the campaign, Churchill Insurance’s Lucy Brooksbank, said: “We have been astounded by the amount of nominations received as part of our pledge to improve the safety of school crossings.
“Lollipoppers are still the stalwarts of our communities – national treasures who bring fun and joy to the school run as well as playing a vital role in protecting our children. We are thrilled to be providing the parents and children of Andover with a Lollipopper and ask any members of the local community interested in filling the role to put themselves forward with their local council.”
For more information on how to become a Lollipopper for your local school, visit www.Churchill.com/Lollipoppers Join the conversation on Twitter by following @ChurchillTheDog and using #Lollipoppers or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/