PUPILS from Cleator Moor have spent time last week working to understand their community better.

Year six pupils from St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School went out yesterday June 7 to conduct traffic surveys at various places in Cleator Moor.

Year Six pupils from St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary have been out this week conducting traffic survey at various locations in Cleator Moor this week.

The pupils will analyse the data through the week within their classroom’s.

The trip is part of a unit of work based on the pupils discovering their local area.

The children explored the way that the town is used;including studying the locations of buildings and their purpose, and identifying how different roads are used in the town. Through studying the traffic patterns.

It’s hoped the project will allow the children to make links to how local people, business and visitors travel around the town.

39 pupils from Year Six took part in the trip.

Rob Reid, Year 6 teacher at the school said the pupils enjoyed looking at the cars that passed through the village and understanding the lack of buses in the area.

He said: “The project is for the children to understand the place that they are from.”

“They enjoyed being out in public and it was nice to get them outside and out in the community.”

“It’s part of a much bigger unit of work looking at the area.”

The school is one of the county’s eco-school’s.

After working hard on survey’s the pupils were given free time to play on a near-by park and enjoy some fun in the sun.