YOUNGSTERS got a good lesson in heavy vehicle safety when lorry drivers from DHL Homebase dropped in yesterday.

Around 360 pupils aged between seven and 11 at Ruskin Junior School were treated to a vist from two drivers who brought their HGV to the school show them the blind spots and safe practice.

Doug Goodman, a driver for DHL Homebase, said: “The kids were brilliant and really took it all on board. We showed them how if they stood to close to the truck the driver would not be able to see them – we managed to get 30 stood around the cab in the blind spots.

“We also showed them the safe way to get something from under the truck like a ball or a toy and the parts of a truck to stay away from. They seemed to really enjoy themselves and were very engaged.”

The school’s family coordinator, Karen Agambar, said: “It was absolutely fantastic and the whole school enjoyed it.

“The guys were brilliant and prepared for the questions they faced from the children, which were quite hard. It was interesing to see how invisible they could be to the drivers and so it raised awareness for the children.”