Safety first’s a winner

The importance of using safety equipment when using and playing on scooters was highlighted in a competition run by Thurrock Council’s road safety team.

The road safety team launched the scheme before Christmas to encourage young pupils across Thurrock to travel in a more sustainable way, while at the same time using wearing the correct equipment and clothing.

The ‘Buddy on a scooter’ colouring competition was open to all Primary School pupils who were asked to draw a ‘Buddy’ riding on a scooter. The Buddy could be anyone they knew or they would like to have as a buddy on their way to school.

A total of 1,620 pupils entered the competition, with six scooters available as prizes.

The competition was judged by David Bull, Thurrock Council’s Director of Planning and Transportation, who said afterwards: “We had a remarkable number of pupils entering and the standard was so high it made it difficult to choose only six winners.

“I looked for entries which highlighted the importance of wearing a helmet, knee pads, and fluorescent clothing.”

The winners were:

• Ellis Devonald from Corringham Primary School, Corringham
• Josh Fifard from Bulphan Primary School, Bulphan
• Molly Hornsby from Thameside, Grays (left in pic)
• Evie Ings from Dilkes Academy, South Ockendon (right in pic)
• Melissa McDonald from Stifford Clays Primary School, Stifford Clays
• Eloise Smith from Stifford Clays Primary School, Stifford Clays

The prizes were presented by road safety trainers Leah Tibble, Julie Knight and Lisa Clissold at school assemblies.

19 January 2016

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