A NEW school scheme could see the streets of Ulverston become a safer place for pupils and parents.

Siemens Subsea has collaborated with six primary schools in Ulverston to try and make parking around schools safer for the children as part of their Safer Parking Campaign.

Each school has designed their own Safer Parking banner that will be displayed outside of the school.

A set of cartoon character mini parking police signs has also been donated to each of the schools, to use either outside their school gates or just inside to hopefully prevent people from parking inconsiderately around the school area.

The children will take on the role of parking monitors, wearing high viz vests donated by another local business, Bender UK.

The Safer Parking Campaign will be launched at outside Pennington C of E School, with the mayor of Ulverston, councillor Sharon Webster, and the town crier in attendance, along with all the children.

Pennington C of E School head teacher Helen Storey is pleased to be involved in the campaign launching today.

She said: “We are very pleased to be involved with Siemens Safer Parking campaign.

“Our children have enjoyed designing banners with messages to remind their mums, dads and family members to park sensibly and safely outside school.”

Jonathan Hardisty, head of new product development, Siemens Subsea, described the scheme as a ‘fantastic initiative’ which Siemens is proud to support.

He said: “This is a fantastic initiative and we are very proud to be able to support this important campaign.

“Parking has always been a problem near to our schools and hopefully, with the children’s enthusiasm to continue with this scheme all year round, we will start to see more considerate parking during school term times.”

Other schools involved in the Safer Parking Campaign include: Croftlands Infants and Juniors School; St Marys Catholic Primary School; Sir John Barrow School and Church Walk.