Robert Fitzroy Academy take part in first school-backed Play Street Scheme in Croydon

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Over 100 children have launched the first school-backed scheme where the council temporarily closes roads so young people can play safely.

Last year, residents from areas including Selhurst and Woodside began their own Play Street schemes so children could play games and ride scooters on roads closed with council permission.

On Friday, around 100 pupils from The Robert Fitzroy Academy and Davidson Primary, parents, residents and children from neighbouring streets turned Brampton Road into their own Play Street from 3-5pm, with games equipment provided by charity London Play.

Read the full story in Your Croydon, here.