South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership
  06 Aug 2019Pupils school parents on road safety

From designing T-shirts, to handing out leaflets to parents, pupils from three primary schools were crowned joint winners of a junior road safety scheme.

Pupils from Willows School in Thurcroft, Cherry Dale Primary School in Cudworth, and St Peter’s Primary School in Tankersley, came top of the class in the Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) competition.

They were selected as winners by South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership (SYSRP) for their work to encourage fellow pupils to look out for each other and to take responsibility for their own road safety.

Joanne Wehrle, SYSRP manager, said: “Well done to all of our junior officers who have shown great commitment to road safety in their communities.

“From tackling parking outside the school gates, to designing road safety leaflets, the pupils have been real ambassadors.

“We hope that their work will influence friends and family and help us all in our work to keep people safer on our roads.”

The scheme invites schools to elect a small group of pupils to become in-house road safety officers.

The pupils then work with our Countywide Road Safety Officer to identify problems and try to tackle them through events including special assemblies or stalls.

At the end of the school year, JRSOs submit a folder of all their efforts, including photos and written work, and the outstanding entries are presented with an award.

The Junior Road Safety Officer Scheme is free to all primary and junior schools across South Yorkshire.

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