Jnr safety kids shine

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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