All roads lead to prizes at awards ceremony
A prestigious awards ceremony has celebrated the efforts of primary school pupils in promoting road safety.
North Lanarkshire Council’s safe and sustainable travel team were proud to get their eyes on the prizes and host the junior road safety officer ( JRSO) awards.
Junior road safety officers work in their schools with other pupils, teachers, parents and the community to raise awareness of road safety issues.
Each school has a JRSO coordinator, a member of staff within the school, to support their comprehensive work.
Coat b r idge school St Timothy’s Primary, represented by innovative pupils Shannon Campbell and Ava McLaughlan and co- ordinator Margaret O’Donnell, finished in jointsecond place in the best noticeboard category.
Greenhill Primary came joint-third in the same category, with the Coatbridge school’s terrific trio comprising of students Sonny Nelson and Grace O’Neill and their co-ordinator Michael Kearney.
Councillor Michael McPake, convener of the infrastructure committee, said: “Congratulations to our winning teams and all junior road safety officers and co- ordinators across North Lanarkshire for the excellent work they do to promote road safety across the region.
“Each pupil has made a valuable contribution to raising awareness of important issues, such as safe walking routes to school, cycle safety and in- car safety for their parents.
“Their campaigns and noticeboards are hugely fun ways to promote important information to pupils throughout primary school.
“I would like to thank all of our JRSOs for their continued commitment to road safety education.”
Safety first Councillor McPake (front) congratulates all of the winners at the JRSO awards ceremony