A pair of Monifieth High School pupils were struck by a car after being allowed off campus during their lunch-hour for the first time.
First year pupils at the Angus high school are encouraged not to leave the school grounds between lessons until the October holidays have passed.
Pupils returned to school after the two-week break on Monday but two pupils were involved in a collision at lunch-time on their first day back.
Neither child was seriously injured but the school has now reminded pupils about the importance of road safety and reminded them to use the pelican crossing outside the school.
One 12-year-old girl was taken to hospital as a precaution after the collision on Ferry Road.
An Angus Council spokesman said: “Two of our S1 pupils were involved in a collision with a car earlier this week.
“Fortunately, neither were seriously injured and we are very grateful to those who assisted the at the scene.
“The parents of all children who saw the incident were fully informed. While there is a pelican crossing nearby, we are aware that some children take a short cut to cross the road.
“We have again reminded them of the importance and safety of using the pelican crossing.”
Police and paramedics were called to Ferry Road around 2pm on Monday.
The accident took place close to the bridge across the Dighty Water. One girl was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Monifieth SNP councillor Beth Whiteside said drivers should slow down whenever they are approaching a school.
She said: “There are issues at every school, it’s not just Monifieth High School.
“There are concerns about traffic at all the primary schools.
“A lot of it is driver behaviour. It is common sense to slow down but how you get that message across to drivers is the difficult thing.”
Councillors in Angus are currently deciding whether to extend Monifieth High School or to replace it and Grange Primary School with an all-through community campus.