Year four pupils at Milford Junior School in Yeovil have received hands on driving lessons as part of a road safety morning conducted by PCSO Catherine Heylar of Avon and Somerset police.

The morning session involved pupils driving a battery powered car around an off-road circuit in order to get an understanding of the road from a drivers perspective.

There were also talks on crossing the road and the importance of booster seats.

Commenting on the event, PCSO Catherine Heylar said: “This was a really good event and the children were really enthusiastic. They asked lots of questions and took a real interest in what we were telling them. I think they enjoyed the driving part most as it is good fun and they forget they are learning at the same time”.

Catherine continued, “It is important to introduce road safety at an early age and to build on that as children grow up. I am pleased that we are able to offer this experience to children in Yeovil and I am confident that it will help local children to stay safe on and near the roads”.

The battery powered cars were provided by Jumicar, a scheme that provides fun and educational driving activities for children.