Pupils receive Junior Safety Officer Awards

24 July 2017

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Road Safety Team and Cheshire Constabulary have announced the winners of this year’s Junior Safety Officer awards.

Two pupils from The Arches Primary, Blacon, Chester came in first place, with pupils from Mickle Trafford Primary, Chester and from Willow Wood Primary, Winsford receiving highly commended awards.

Elisha and Kyle from The Arches Primary are this year’s winners, with Aoife and Izzy from Mickle Trafford Primary along with Connie and Daniel from Willow Wood receiving highly-commended awards.  All the children have worked hard promoting road, community and personal safety messages both in their schools and to the wider community over the past year.

The Junior Safety Officer (JSO) scheme incorporates safety messages from the Council’s Road Safety Team and Cheshire Constabulary, who work in partnership to deliver the project.

Every year two pupils are nominated to promote road, community and personal safety within their school. Their role entails reading out special safety messages during assemblies and organising competitions.

Each JSO kept special diaries to record how they raised awareness of safety in their individual schools over the past 12 months as a log of their work.

A special presentation by Lue Ellis, Road Safety Officer from Cheshire West and Chester Council and also representatives from Cheshire Constabulary, was arranged to present the award to Elisha and Luke who received the JSO shield and a prize of a voucher to spend at The Bike Factory in Chester.

Aoife and Izzy and Connie and Daniel were presented with highly-commended awards and prizes for their outstanding work at separate events organised at their schools.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Karen Shore said: “All primary schools across the Cheshire West and Chester Council area are invited to nominate children in year 6 to take part in the Junior Safety Officers scheme. Not only to help spread safety messages in their schools, but also to parents, grandparents and carers in their local communities.

“The Council’s’ Road Safety team and Cheshire Constabulary work closely with the children so that everyone knows how to keep themselves safer.  I’d like to congratulate all the winners on their success and thank them for all their hard work during their busy year in office.” Michelle Ashfield , Headteacher at The Arches Primary said: “Elisha and Luke have worked incredibly hard this year to promote safety messages to everyone at school and I’m very proud of their achievements.

“The shield will be displayed in a prominent place for all to see as a reminder of their success. I would also like to thank Mrs Holt, one of our Teaching Assistants, for the tremendous support she as given in her role as adult helper/JSO Buddy this year.”


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