More than 50 children from London Colney enjoyed a fun filled scooter safety training session on Wednesday.

The sun shone on the session which taught children to look out for cars and pedestrians and how to stop safely.

As well as learning how to stay safe on their scooters, they enjoyed ice cream, face painting and outdoor games.

The session was or by Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association, run by the Safe and Sustainable Journeys in Schools Team, which is part of the Transport Access and Safety Unit of Hertfordshire County Council.

Val Male, training instructor, said: "Using a scooter is an active and fun way to travel to school. It can also help reduce traffic congestion round the school gate if children travel by scooter rather than by car.

"It is important that children know how to stay safe on their scooters and that they look out and slow down for other people using the pavement. We were pleased that Hightown asked us to organise a road safety and scooter skills event for some of the children at Napsbury Park, London Colney last week.

"Lots of children came with their scooters; they had fun and, more importantly, they learned how to stay safe on the busy St Albans roads."