CHILDREN at Jump primary school have taken matters into their own hands after Barnsley Council refused the school's request for a crossing patrol.
The children decided to become 'junior road safety officers' and joined in a school competition to design a banner to put up outside the gates. All children took part from reception to Year 6.
The aim is to improve safety on Roebuck Hill and raise awareness about the dangers of inconsiderate parking.
School clerical assistant Sarah Carnevale said: "We have a lot of problems with cars speeding up the hill and inconsiderate parking outside the school. We have requested crossing assistance but have been told by the council that the site does not meet set criteria."
Grandma Lesley Batty, 49, of Roebuck Hill, Jump, contacted the Chronicle last month because she was so worried about traffic problems outside the school.
She feared that a child could be killed, after her nine-year-old grandaughter was nearly run over by a reversing car outside the school.