Pupils attend road safety event

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More than 80 pupils from primary schools across St Helens attended St Helens Town Hall for a Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) induction event.

Organised by St Helens Council’s Road Safety Team, the day involved children of Years 5 and 6 putting their heads together to think of ways to increase road safety around the borough –particularly near schools.

This resulted in catchy slogans for Variable Message Signs and a poster competition -urging motorists to stop parking outside their school - suggested.

The JRSO's will now go on to promote the road safety campaigns within their schools to see what fellow pupils think.

The event also saw Holy Cross Primary School awarded winners of the ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ competition, which required pupils to 'bling up their bike' so that they are more visible to road users during the winter months.

St Helens Council’s Head of Traffic, UTC and Road Safety, George Houghton, who welcomed the children to the event and passed on his words of wisdom to the group, said: “To see so many young people show so much maturity towards road safety is refreshing.

“We always look forward to hosting these events and are delighted that 23 schools are currently on-board with the initiative, which enables children to champion important road safety campaigns in their schools."