Pupils campaigning to make community safer

Year 10 at Millais students who are campaigning for better pathways as part of their GCSE Citizenship course.
Year 10 at Millais students who are campaigning for better pathways as part of their GCSE Citizenship course.

Four Year 10 pupils at Millais School in Horsham are aiming to make Horsham safer by campaigning for smoother pathways on Hurst Road (near the Pavilions in the Park and Horsham Hospital) and Oakhill Road (near Millais School itself and Horsham Train Station).

They believe that these paths pose potential dangers to the public, specifically those using wheelchairs, the elderly, and young children using bikes and scooters.

Their methods of campaigning include social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

They have also set up an online petition, which you can find using the web address www.ipetitions.com/petition/smoother-paths-on-hurst-and-oakhill-road.

They would urge people residing in the Hurst and Oakhill Road areas to sign.

Back in November, the girls submitted a survey online, and 83 per cent of respondents agreed with them.

For more information regarding this issue, please visit their Facebook page (Make Paths Safe: Horsham), their Twitter account (@MakePathsSafe_H) or their Instagram account (@make.paths.safe_horsham).

The girls thank you for reading, and hope that you will support their campaign.

Report and photo contributed by Millais students Jess Brodie, Ellen Gwynn, Jemma Larkin and Saakshi Kumari.