Pupils Get Road Safety Message off to a Fine Art
Thursday 11 October 2012
Pupils at a Leeds school have put their creative talents to good use as part of a scheme to educate parents and other youngsters to road safety issues around their school.
Pupils from St Nicholas Primary School in the Gipton area of the city joined forces with the Gipton and Harehills Neighbourhood Policing Team to remind parents, children and those driving and parking near the school, of the need to take extra care.
The winning designs have now been made into posters and are currently displayed on street signs around the school.
Brannoc Stevenson (10 ) Joshua Halliday (9) and Lennox Stevenson (7) were picked as the winners and each received a framed picture of their design, as well as a team GB baseball cap and mug.
The initiative, which was devised by local Police Community Support Officer Dan Leeman, saw the three winners receive their prizes from Gipton and Harehills Neighbourhood Police Inspector Tom Harrison.
Speaking about the initiative Tom said: "The quality of the posters was fantastic and it's great to see the winning designs up on the street outside the school.
"Projects like this is what effective neighbourhood policing is all about. The school have supported our work which allows us to educate the pupils at St Nicholas but also get a message to parents and those driving or parking near the school to take a little extra care.
"I'd also like to thank all those whose excellent designs made it so hard to pick just three winners."