Pupils at St Helen’s school in Abbotsham have been learning about road safety in the Honest Truth campaign with police and the fire service.

Police and fire officers at St Helen's school in Abbotsham. Picture: Graham HobbsPolice and fire officers at St Helen's school in Abbotsham. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Schoolchildren around North Devon have been learning road safety with help from police and fire fighters.

St Helen's in Abbotsham was one of 11 schools thaat took part in the Honest Truth campaign.

Police and fire officers at St Helen's school in Abbotsham. Picture: Graham HobbsPolice and fire officers at St Helen's school in Abbotsham. Picture: Graham Hobbs

The joint venture saw pupils dress as animals to learn a catchy song to teach them road safety.

The Honest Truth was originally conceived to help reduce the number of young people being killed and seriously injured on our roads, aimed initially at high risk young drivers.

Police and fire officers at St Helen's school in Abbotsham. Picture: Graham HobbsPolice and fire officers at St Helen's school in Abbotsham. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Police and the fire service has been working closely with Devon County Council's road safety team developing the scheme to include road safety messages for the younger age groups from the beginning.

As part of the fun learning sessions at the schools, some of the children wore animal masks related to the campaign and they learned the road safety song.

Police and fire officers at St Helen's school in Abbotsham. Picture: Graham HobbsPolice and fire officers at St Helen's school in Abbotsham. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Police staff have returned to some of the schools where the children have been making pledges on what they are going to do to make themselves safer near roads.