SCHOOLCHILDREN got a special visitor – in the form of a 44-tonne container vehicle called Rory.
The initiative at St John’s Primary School, Rowlands Castle, was aimed at raising awareness among children about the dangers of heavy goods vehicles.
Dozens of lorries pass through the village every day.
The scheme is organised by Roadways Container Logistics.
Debbie Cornish, extended schools manager at St John’s, said: ‘We are delighted that “Rory” is visiting us just ahead of the long summer holidays.
‘During his visit our pupils learned invaluable road safety tips, which we hope will deter them from running out in front of a truck or any vehicle to cross the road.’
Marc Wynne, general manager at Roadway Container Logistics, added: ‘Every day in the UK, on average, 10 children or young people are seriously injured or killed. Roadways would like to improve these statistics.’