Congratulations to Junior Road Safety Officers

Awards ceremony recognises pupils' work

JRSO awards 2019

Our Junior Road Safety Officers Team of the Year 2019 award was won by Carbrain Primary School, Cumbernauld.

Second place went to Cumbernauld Primary, while in joint third place were Muirhouse Primary, Motherwell and from St John Paul II Primary, Viewpark. Awards were presented by Councillor Michael McPake, Convener of the Environment Transportation Committee.

Junior Road Safety Officers work in their schools with other pupils, teachers, parents and the community to raise awareness of road safety issues. Each school has a JRSO Co-ordinator, a member of staff within the school, to support their work.

The awards are organised by our Safe and Sustainable Travel Team.

Joint first place for the best road safety campaign went to St John Paul II Primary for their Perfect Parker campaign and New Stevenston Primary for their Smarty Parker prize draw for parents who park further away from the school. In second place was Woodlands Primary in Cumbernauld and joint third place went to Greenhill Primary, Coatbridge and St Michael's Primary, Moodiesburn.

Noticeboard of the Year was won by Muirhouse Primary School with Greenhill Primary in second and Carbrain Primary and St John Paul II Primary in joint third place.

Margo Kiernan from Cumbernauld Primary School was announced as Co-ordinator of the Year. Karen Dick at Sikeside Primary, Coatbridge was in second, with Shona Byrne at Carbrain Primary and Raymond Cooney and Julie McLaughlin from St John Paul II in joint third place.

Highly commended awards were also presented to a number of JRSO teams: Bargeddie Primary; Keir Hardie Memorial Primary, Newarthill; Kilsyth Primary; Lawmuir Primary, Bellshill; and St Timothy's Primary, Coatbridge.

"Congratulations to all our prize winners at the Junior Road Safety Officers Awards for their excellent work during the last year," said Councillor Michael McPake.

"They have worked hard to devise campaigns and initiatives to highlight the importance of road safety, and have personally shown enthusiasm, initiative and commitment to their roles. On behalf of the council, thank you to all our JRSOs across North Lanarkshire for their hard work."

The awards ceremony is sponsored by Amey, the council's public private partner in roads maintenance.

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