Pupils at Camestone Lower design 20mph road signs

Kay Burley, James Valentine and Mohammed Nawaz with pupils at Camestone Lower School.
Kay Burley, James Valentine and Mohammed Nawaz with pupils at Camestone Lower School.

Pupils at Camestone Lower School in Kempston have designed 20mph road signs for their area.

Labour borough councillors Mohammed Nawaz and James Valentine attended morning assembly at the school on Monday, March 2, to announce the selection of artwork drawn by pupils in Year 2 and Year 4 which will be used on speed limit signs.

Eight different designs will be incorporated onto standard 20mph road signs, with messages from pupils including Slow Down! Keep Kids Safe!, and an illustration of a tortoise on a roadway.

Councillor Nawaz said: “The standard of the artwork was really excellent and we had a difficult time selecting the eight that will be used. All the children should be congratulated on their hard work.”

Councillor Valentine added: “The area will be safer with a 20mph limit in place, and the children were keen to be involved. Hopefully, when these signs are mounted in streets nearby, the colourful pictures by the children will emphasise to drivers how important it is to slow down and stick to the limit.”