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‘Super Bob’ helping children with road safety

by Lisa Bennett

A new book has been launched to help teach children how to be safe on the roads.

‘Super Bob’ was commissioned by the family of Bobby Colleran, from Huyton, who was sadly killed after a road traffic collision outside his school.

The book sees ‘Super Bob’ as the hero, pointing out dangers on the road and teaching children how to cross the road safely. It has been written by local author, Jude Lennon, with the help of Bobby’s brothers and with support from Knowsley Council’s Road Safety team.

 

Joanne Colleran, Bobby’s mum said: “Bobby was such a special little boy and was well educated about road safety but children are children and can be impulsive.

“We wanted to have something in place for children to teach them about road safety and how they can keep themselves safe. We also wanted to keep Bobby’s memory alive and for him to help others as he always did in a fun way.  My children helped Jude Lennon to write the book and also helped with the illustrations so that Bobby’s personality was captured throughout the book.”

 

Cllr Mike Murphy, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said: “We take road safety very seriously in Knowsley and we are honoured to be supporting this incredibly important initiative. Our Road Safety Team will promote the story of Super Bob alongside the programme of road safety education that we deliver to every primary school in Knowsley.”

Cllr Murphy with Bobby's family, author Jude Lennon and illustrator Alan Jones

Cllr Murphy with Bobby’s family, author Jude Lennon and illustrator Alan Jones

 

The book was officially launched on Friday 16 September at Bobby’s school, Blackmoor Park Infant School in West Derby and every primary school in Knowsley and Liverpool will receive a copy of ‘Super Bob’.

 

How can I get a copy of the book?

You can buy copies of the book from official stockists: Bridge Chapel Centre in Garston, Lifestyle Collective on Allerton Road, Mossley Hill, Marmalade Skies, Allerton Road Mossley Hill and Write Blend, South Road Waterloo.

You can also order copies through PayPal. It’s £7 total (£5 for the book and £2 for P&P) and you should make payment to thebobbycollerantrustfund@outlook.com.  Please add your delivery address in the notes section.

All proceeds from book sales will go back to the Bobby Colleran Trust to pay for more educational programmes and road safety resources. A second book is planned which will be aimed at educating parents about parking and driving behaviour around schools.