Abigail and Jack take up junior safety roles
SLC initiative launch
Two Burgh Primary pupils recently took up their new roles as junior road safety officers.
Abigail McNeil and Jack Heaney were joined by councillor Graham Simpson, Chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s Road Safety Forum, for their first official engagement.
The event, held at Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton, was organised by SLC to give the young people the chance to meet with JRSOs from other schools and share best practice.
Partner organisations also showed their support, and the police, Sustrans, XPO Logistics, Living Streets and Bikeability Scotland were on hand to enhance the pupils’ learning experience.
Each school selects two JRSO who are tasked with promoting road safety to their peers.
The pupils are selected by school management teams, after an interview, if they have shown a keen interest in road safety.
Each JRSO who attended the information day was provided with a pack containing an activity book, year planner, pen and lapel badge.
Various activities took place, including a traffic trail, road safety game and informational DVD.
Chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s Road Safety Forum, Councillor Graham Simpson, said: “I am delighted that we have so many Junior Road Safety Officers across South Lanarkshire.
“Most schools should already have a junior road safety officer in place for the year ahead, but if not, there’s still time to nominate.
“I would like to thank our partners who turned up on the day and helped make the event such a success.
“Hopefully the event will have inspired our officers to take the very important messages back to their schools. I wish every one of them a successful year in their new roles.”
On The Right Road
Abigail McNeil and Jack Heaney of Burgh, alongside councillor Graham Simpson