NI Education: Road safety calendars cut in school budget squeeze

2023-06-09 05:27:54  • 2 mins

By Robbie Meredith

BBC News NI education correspondent

Road safety calendars provided to all schools are set to be the latest casualty of Stormont budget cuts.

Free workbooks for schools teaching children road safety are also at risk, according to an email to heads from the Department for Infrastructure (DfI).

The department has previously warned that road safety campaigns were in doubt due to funding pressures.

It is facing a 14% cut in its day-to-day spending budget compared to last year.

That had already led DfI to cut 75,000 in funding to schools for cycling proficiency lessons for pupils.

But in an email to headteachers, seen by BBC News NI, the department said it did not know if it had the money to pay for a range of other road safety materials provided free to schools.

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