North Suffolk schools recognised in their drive for road safety

Eye, Suffolk. St Peter and St Paul Primary School ENGANL00120131217171136
Eye, Suffolk. St Peter and St Paul Primary School ENGANL00120131217171136

A number of north Suffolk schools have won praise in their efforts to drive forward road safety.

More than 100 pupils and staff from schools across the county attended the thirteenth annual Junior Road Safety awards at the home of Suffolk County Council, giving children the chance to raise road safety issues important to them. Suffolk County Councillor James Finch, cabinet member for highways and transport was in attendance and took part in a question and answer session with the children, and pupils made presentations to a “packed” council chamber.

It’s fantastic to see the children so keen to contribute to their communities and to play their part in helping to reduce accidents and casualties on our roads

The Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) scheme gives children aged nine to 11 the chance to act as a voice for road safety to their whole school community, through various methods of promoting national, regional and local campaigns.

Gold Awards were presented to Sir Robert Hitcham’s CEVA Primary, Debenham, St Peter and St Paul CEVA Primary, Eye, Hopton CEVC Primary and Worlingworth CEVC Primary. Thorndon CEVC Primary School scooped a silver prize.

Mr Finch said; “The JRSO scheme gives young people the chance to get involved in raising awareness of road safety issues prevalent to them. It’s fantastic to see the children so keen to contribute to their communities and to play their part in helping to reduce accidents and casualties on our roads.”

Any school interested in joining the growing number of schools involved in this scheme should email ann.battershill@suffolk.gov.uk