Suffolk schools have been rewarded for schems to improve road safety .
More than 100 pupils and staff from attended the Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) Scheme Awards, held at the county council’s headquarters, Endeavour House, on Monday.
St Peter and St Paul School in Eye and Stradbroke Primary School were recognised for their efforts with gold awards.
Elsewhere, Sir Robert Hitcham School in Debenham, Sir Robert Hitcham’s School in Framlingham, Gislingham CEVCP and Mellis CEVCP picked up silver awards, while Thorndon Primary received a bronze.
Scrapbooks, detailing road safety activities the JRSOs have carried out, were judged by a panel after submission to the council.
JRSOs at St Peter and St Paul School attempted to tackle poor parkers at their school by carrying out a ‘parking patrol’ - and issuing tickets to motorists whose parking may cause danger. Teaching assistant Georgina Robinson said: “As a school we are extremely proud and pleased with the children and we hope to continue it next year.”
Stradbroke Primary’s JRSOs, Year 5 students Amy Keeble and William Game, appeared on Radio Stradbroke to promote road safety, and also held a ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ day, with children working on a variety of activities, including designing a new road sign for outside the school and creating a television advertisement.
Teaching assistant Rebecca Keeble said: “Being our first year working on the JRSO scheme I am proud and really excited at the hard work and dedication that Amy and William put into the road safety project.”