CHILDREN at an Alloa primary school were treated to a visit from Road Safety Scotland mascot Ziggy, giving them an important lesson in staying safe on the streets.

Ziggy visited Park Primary School as part of a national competition prize that the school won, run alongside the Go Safe with Ziggy campaign.

The campaign aims to help equip children and parents with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will help keep children safe on the roads.

Judith Boyd, teacher and Junior Road Safety Co-ordinator at Park Primary School, was delighted to welcome the mascot to the school.

She said: “Our Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) have been helping to raise the profile of road safety this school year and have enjoyed introducing the Ziggy road safety resources to our youngest classes.

“They were all so excited to welcome Ziggy to our school, it was a really fun way to reinforce the road safety messages we’ve been teaching and remind the children how to stay safe on the roads.

“We’ll enjoy reading the Ziggy stories together even more after today’s special visit.”

During the visit, Ziggy greeted the kids and teachers at playtime, before sitting down for a storytelling session.

The loveable alien entertained the children with tales of his adventures while pushing the important message about road safety on Earth.

Debbie Nicol, Road Safety Scotland assistant director, added: “It is important that children are immersed in positive road safety attitudes from a young age, both in the classroom and at home.

“We know that early experiences shape children’s future behaviour, reiterating the importance of practicing and teaching safe road habits.

“Ziggy is a fun character with an important message and visits like these help create lasting memories about road safety.”

Ziggy is a character from the titular Go Safe with Ziggy book series, written by children’s author Lynda Kennedy and illustrated by Lynn Taylor.

They are a free resource available to all early learning and childcare centres and primary 1 classes in Scotland.

The books can be ordered for free on