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Pupils at Highland primary school create winning posters to put out road safety message


By Val Sweeney

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Pupils at Cannich Primary School have designed road safety posters.
Pupils at Cannich Primary School have designed road safety posters.

Pupils at a Highland primary school have put their artistic skills to test to promote the importance of road safety in their community.

Children at Cannich Bridge Primary School took part in a road safety poster competition led by the pupil junior road safety officers (JRSOs).

The winning designs will be made up into a vinyl banner and posters for the school and wider community.

Ian Graham, of Highland Council's road safety team visited the school to judge the poster competition and hear the JRSO's ideas for making their school as safe as possible.

"We were delighted with the response we had from the children who were interested in our road safety work," he said.

"They came up with some excellent, creative posters.

"The competition was designed to help promote road safety at School and also in the wider community.

"Getting local school children involved enables the message to be taken home to families and friends and helps encourage a generation to think ‘safety first’."

Headteacher Amanda Graham and Ian Graham, of Highland Council's road safety team, with the winners.
Headteacher Amanda Graham and Ian Graham, of Highland Council's road safety team, with the winners.

Headteacher Amanda Graham thanked Mr Graham for supporting the school’s JRSOs who had done "a wonderful job" of informing pupils about road safety, issuing high visibility vests and running the competition.

"The children thoroughly enjoyed the creative task of designing some posters which promoted the importance of road safety," she said.

The winners of the road safety poster competition were:

• Banner winner (P1, P2, P3 and P4) – Nyah Oxby P3

• Banner runner-up (P1, P2, P3 and P4) – Mila Jordan P2

• Poster winner (P1, P2, P3 and P4) – Rex Berrington P2

• Poster runner-up (P1, P2, P3 and P4) – Bertie Fraser P4

• Banner winner (P5, P6 and P7) – Connor Jepson P7

• Banner runner-up (P5, P6 and P7) – Yeva Ivantsok P7

• Poster winners (P5, P6 and P7) – Roxy Williams P6

• Poster runner-up (P5, P6 and P7) – Toby Lawson-Hill P5

Junior road safety officers Archie-Ray Vause, Roxy Williams, Martha Henderson and Freya Berrington.
Junior road safety officers Archie-Ray Vause, Roxy Williams, Martha Henderson and Freya Berrington.

More than 45 posters and banners were entered into the competition.

Highland Council will arrange for the winning designs to be made into a vinyl banner and posters.


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