Category Archives: Parent Information

Seeing You Go Safely – Be Safe Be Seen

Young people are often hurt on the road because they can’t be seen clearly by other traffic. 

As we approach the shortest day of the year it is a  time when we are reminded of the need to be seen when we are out walking and cycling. The short daylight hours mean that often people are  travelling in poor light conditions, with heavy rain or mist or snow and are more vulnerable to vehicular traffic accidents.
The twilight hours – just before and just after the sun sets are the most dangerous times of all, because drivers’ eyes are adjusting to the changing light. Children are advised to stand out against the gloom by wearing bright  or fluorescent clothes that show up best during the day, particularly in dull or misty weather. However, fluorescent clothing does not work at night –  reflective material works best and shows up in cars’ headlights.

Other travelling advice includes keeping to well-lit routes and crossing roads at safe places, like zebra or pelican crossings.Also if there is no pavement available pedestrians should walk facing the on-coming traffic.

Cyclists can help themselves to be seen by wearing fluorescent or reflective clothes. Bikes must legally have a white light at the front, a red light at the back and a red reflector at the back, during the hours of darkness. Flashing lights on bikes are now legal and do alert drivers to cyclists more easily.  They should be checked regularly to make sure they are in good working order and that the batteries are well charged. 

Lets See you Go safely! Be Safe Be Seen!

Useful Web sites for purchasing high visibility clothing are: www.brightkidz.co.uk & www.chesterford.co.uk

Tell us what you think about our blog!

The Innerwick Primary web blog has only been up and running for a few months and we are trying to provide you with as much information as we can about the school, about what is/will be happening and giving you a bit of an insight into what the children do with their days at school! 

Is there anything that you think we are missing and could include that would be of use to you?

Are there any changes or improvements that we need to make?

Please let us know what you think! Any comments both positive and negative are appreciated – if we’re doing something wrong and you can have suggestions for improvement please let us know! If you like what we’re doing, again please let us know!

Thank you.  

Parent/Carer Consultations with Class Teachers P1-P7

Consultations for parents/carers of pupils in P1-P7 will be held with the class teachers on Monday 22nd September and Tuesday 23rd September 2008.

10 minute appointments for each pupil are available as follows;-

Monday 22nd September – 6.00 – 8.00pm

Tuesday 23rd September – 3.30 – 5.30pm

A letter giving further details has been sent home with your children.  Please ensure that you return the tear-off slip to school by Friday 19th September, so that a suitable appointment can be made.