Blakemore Logistics volunteers demonstrate the dangers of playing near large vehicles to students at the Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton

Blakemore Logistics has held awareness sessions for more than 700 pupils from across the West Midlands as part of its  annual Road Safety Week campaign (18-22 November).

Year 7 students from five different secondary schools took part in the event, which ran alongside the charity Brake’s national campaign.

The campaign saw Blakemore Logistics volunteers giving a live vehicle demonstration to highlight the dangers of playing near large heavy goods vehicles, followed by different classroom-based activities for students.

“I really enjoyed the session. I liked getting to sit in the lorry and see the inside. I also learnt about road safety,” said Harry, Year 7 student at St Thomas More Catholic School.

The campaign sessions were also held at the Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton, Sandwell Academy, Walsall Academy and Pool Hayes Academy.