7 August 2012
A total of 65 junior and primary schools across Trafford have taken part in this year's Junior Road Safety Officers Scheme, organised and promoted by Trafford Council.
The pupils involved have worked extremely hard throughout the academic year, with their teachers and the Council's Road Safety Officers, to promote road safety issues and to educate other pupils about the dangers they may face on their journeys to and from school.
This year's overall competition winner is Moss Park Junior school, which has received a £100 voucher for the school and a £30 voucher for each of the Junior Road Safety Officers.
The area winners were: Stretford/Urmston/Flixton - Kingsway Primary School, Stretford; Sale and Partington - Holy Family Catholic School, Sale; Altrincham -Bowdon Preparatory School. Each received £25 vouchers for the school and £20 vouchers for each of the pupils who took part.
The scheme was sponsored by The Trafford Centre, who donated all the vouchers.
Executive Councillor Alan Mitchell said: "I would like to say well done to all those pupils who have taken part in the Junior Road Safety Officers Scheme this year. Through campaigns, competitions and special assemblies, they have done sterling work in helping to spread important road safety messages to their peers, and they should all be very proud of what they have achieved."
All the participating Junior Road Safety Officers received certificates and a gift in recognition for their hard work. The dedicated teams have worked throughout their play times and lunch breaks to organise competitions and events for different year groups in the school.
Some of the initiatives the Junior Road Safety Officers organised include:
Meeting with the School Council.
Campaigns in school to reduce School gate parking.
Designing and presenting their own competitions.
Discussing road safety issues in school assemblies.
Project work including using buses, animals on the road, walking, and crossing the road.