All roads lead to prizes at awards cer­e­mony

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Picture Special - Ian Bunt­ing

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

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