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School child in Uttoxeter car hit drama

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A PRIMARY school in Uttoxeter has pledged to put extra safety measures in place after an eight-year-old boy was hit by a car in the school car park during rush hour.

The young boy was hit by a car at Picknalls First School car park at 8.45am on Friday.

Head teacher Anne Tapp has announced parents will now be allowed to wait on the playground rather than in the car park at the start and end of school.

However, she stressed the incident was ‘relatively minor where no one was hurt’.

Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the scene where the boy was checked over.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “We were called to the incident by our colleagues from the ambulance service.

“The boy was checked over by paramedics and has no injuries.

“We are currently making further enquiries.”

Anne Tapp, headteacher at Picknalls First School said: Children’s safety in and around our school is taken incredibly seriously.

“As a result of this incident, I have given a special assembly on road safety to the whole school.

“An article will also be going in the school’s newsletter to parents, telling them about the incident and reminding them of what they can do to ensure children are safe when coming to and from school.

“We are also putting measures in place to allow parents to wait on the playground rather than in the car park at the start and end of school.

“This was a relatively minor incident where no one was hurt, but it is always useful to reiterate the rules of the school and remind pupils and parents about safety.”

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