The Junior Road Safety officers were voted into their positions at the beginning of this school year and they have already been working very hard to make sure our pupils are learning important messages about how to stay safe when out and about, to thanks to the support of Pam Street , the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and Mrs McClarron.
This week they have been thinking about how to help us all stay safe in the dark winter mornings and evenings when we are walking between home and school. They were concerned that the pupils were not wearing bright clothing which had reflective strips which help us to become visible to the traffic.
Last week they undertook some valuable research into the coats which the children were wearing and they found some great examples of bright colours and reflective strips in the cloakrooms. However, they were also worried that there were also plenty of children who would not be easily visible to road users – accidents could happen and they wanted to do something to prevent this from happening.
They have launched a competition with the message, ‘Be safe, be seen’
and they presented an assembly to the whole school today. The key stage one children have been given a colouring competition to make their picture as bright as possible. Key stage two children have been asked to get creative and make a poem, poster or powerpoint to get the message, ‘Be safe, be seen’ across to as many children as possible.
The prizes are brightly coloured cycle helmets and high visibility jackets which have been kindly donated by Halfords – huge thank you to Dean at Halfords on Outer Circle Road, Lincoln for enabling these donations.
The closing date is Friday 7th December 2018 – we are looking forward to seeing all the entries! Good luck everyone and … be safe, be seen!