Jnr safety kids shine
Pr i m a r y school pupils have been commended in an annual road safety awards ceremony.
North Lana rk s h i re C o u n c i l’s Safe and Sustainable Travel Team held the Junior Road Safety Officer ( JRSO) Awards in Motherwell.
Ladywell Primary School, Motherwell, finished second in the team of the year category with Orchard Primary School, Overtown claiming third spot.
Prizes were presented by councillor Michael McPake, convener of the infrastructure committee, with Allanton Primary School finishing in second place for their road safety campaign.
The second- p l a c e award for the best JRSO noticeboard went to New Stevenston Primary School and Orchard Primary School took third place.
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 co-ordinator, a member of staff within the school, to support their work.
Councillor McPake said: “Our young JRSOs do an excellent job in schools through the school year, highlighting the importance of road safety to pupils of all ages.
“So it is important that we recognise their efforts, creativity and commitment through our annual awards ceremony.
“I have been hugely impressed wi t h the campaigns and work all the JRSO teams have carried out and I would like to congratulate the pupils and co-ordinators on their achievements.”
Fin Robertson from Amey – the council’s private partner in roads maintenance – presented the prizes for the best JRSO campaign.
Safety first Ellyn MacPhee and Chelsea McCarroll from Allanton Primary
Victorious Ladywell Primary pupil Toby Ferrie
Award winners St Bernadettes pupils Callum Brown, Maisy Nolan and Emma Shuel