Pupils make their point. Pictures: Tony Jones.

A group of West Norfolk pupils joined a national campaign calling for drivers to stick to 20mph if children are around.

More than 100,000 children took to the streets this week to learn about road safety while walking to school.

They were urging drivers to Go 20 as part of a campaign by the charity Brake, which lobbies for road safety.

Pupils at Snettisham Primary put on their hi-viz vests and made the point during a ‘walking bus’ on Wednesday.

“We are delighted to be taking part in Brake’s Giant Walk. It is a fantastic opportunity for kids to make their voices heard and promote road safety to children, parents and local drivers.

“Our children will be marching and shouting out loud about the importance of drivers slowing down in our community so families can enjoy a healthy, fun and active lifestyle without being endangered,” said headteacher Lee Stevens.

Brake is part of a coalition of organisations calling for more local authorities to adopt 20mph speed limits  in more places. The group is also encouraging the Government to make 20mph the urban speed limit nationally.

The giant walk is an annual event for primary schools and children are encouraged to walk to school together, supervised, crocodile-style.

“As it is clear from the thousands taking part in Brake’s Giant Walk, including pupils from Snettisham, that children love to get out and about on foot and bike, and parents want to be able to let them,” said Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake.

The charity was founded in 1995 and works globally to promote road safety.

Norfolk County Council’s speed strategy includes applying a 20mph limit in areas “of high concentrations of vulnerable road users.”

The use of part-time 20mph, during school hours, also features in the strategy which was updated last year.

There are already 20mph limits in place in areas including Clenchwarton and parts of King’s Lynn town centre, including the South Quay.