East Ayrshire JRSOs are on the road to success
Wed, 24 Aug 2016
The annual award ceremony to recognise the achievements of young people in promoting road safety has taken place at Grange Academy Library, Kilmarnock.
Hosted by the Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA), the fourth Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) awards were organised to showcase the work JRSOs have been doing in their schools and communities – and to thank them and their adult co-ordinators for their efforts throughout the year.
The event was attended by Councillor Tom Cook, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Equalities, who presented all JRSOs and adult co-ordinators with thank you certificates and gifts.
Also attending were: John Wilson, Senior Education Manager, Andrew Kennedy, Head of Facilities and Property Management, Kerr Chalmers, Traffic, Transportation and Road Safety Manager (ARA East), George Corbett, FM Contracts Manager/Transport, and the ARA Road Safety Team.
School of the Year was awarded to JRSOs at New Farm Primary and presented by last year’s winners Sam Johnstone and Ruairidh Cree from Annanhill Primary School and John Wilson.
New Farm’s JRSOs have undertaken a huge amount of work during the year, with a particular highlight being their highly successful ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ fashion show, raising lots of money to buy prizes for the Annual Big Pedal.
Co-ordinator of the Year was awarded to Miss Hunter from Galston Primary and was presented by Kerr Chalmers.
Campaign of the Year was awarded to Crosshouse Primary and was presented by Andrew Kennedy.
Notice Board of the Year was awarded to Nether Robertland Primary School and was presented by George Corbett.
Councillor Cook said: “Hearty congratulations to all entrants and award winners, who have showed creativity, flair and passion for this incredibly important initiative.
“Over the last 20 years, East Ayrshire has built an excellent reputation for road safety with young people and the JRSO initiative is another great example of how we’re working to keep this momentum going.
“It’s especially pleasing to see how well our young people understand and respond to the importance of road safety.
“I trust their campaigns and messages will continue to resonate with their peers, parents and all road users, as we work together finding new and improved ways to boost road safety and reduce accidents, now and into the future.”