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

Share this: