Safety in the Car Park ….REMINDERS

We need your support to protect all our children.

The safety of pupils at the school entrance and in the church car park has become a serious issue for us in St. Brigid’s. It has been discussed at recent staff meetings and Board of Management meetings. The manner in which some adults park at both places and the speed at which they drive through the church car park is causing a serious risk to pupils coming and leaving our school.

We are particularly concerned for children stepping out between parked cars onto the path of oncoming traffic – we ask parents to be vigilant for the unexpected child rushing out suddenly in the school vicinity. We believe that a child could be seriously injured if drivers dropping off and collecting children do not alter their driving habits.

Please:

  • Drive SLOWLY and with care through the car park
  • Follow the ONE-WAY SYSTEM (arrows) in the church car park
  • Adhere to DOUBLE YELLOW-LINE and yellow box restrictions
  • Park ONLY in designated parking bays in the Church car park
  • Do not park or stop alongside the school railings at the Church car park
  • Use the set-down area for very brief stops
  • DO NOT PARK ON ROUNDABOUTS OR GRASS VERGES
  • KEEP CHILDREN’S VIEWS AT PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS CLEAR

Furthermore, when parking on adjacent roads, respect our neighbours’ right to access their driveways without any inconvenience.

Please, accept these suggestions as a genuine effort to guard against accidents or injury in the school vicinity. By working together, we can all contribute to pupil safety.

On a separate issue, please be aware that some children are afraid of dogs, so meeting them at the gate on their way in and out of school can be very upsetting. Please do not wait near the entrance if you are bringing your dog to drop off or collect your child.