Pupils at Bexleyheath Academy have taken it upon themselves to lobby for speed indicators along the road after several "near-misses" outside the school gates.

GCSE citizenship pupils taught tutor groups road safety and made banners for the front of the school to remind pupils - and staff - not to use their phones when crossing road.

The citizenship class campaigned to have a speed indicator device along the road, creating a petition that had over 1,000 signatures.

The students decided it was an important topic after several students narrowly escaped injury along Woolwich Road.

Following a meeting with Bexley traffic team, the class were successful in getting speed indicators installed outside their school

SIDs will now be installed on the corner of Woolwich Road and Russell Close, alerting drivers and encouraging them to slow down.

The citizenship team said in a statement: "The road safety campaign at BA has helped us develop our skills and provided us with opportunities we never thought possible. We are looking forward to continually engage positively with the community to give back to society to make it a safer, healthier and more inclusive community for everyone."