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Junior Road Safety annual awards

Wed, 14 Jun 2017

The annual Junior Road Safety Officer awards took place recently at Ayr Town Hall and it was the perfect opportunity for the Ayrshire Roads Alliance’s Road Safety Team to congratulate all the JRSO’s and their co-ordinators.

Throughout the year JRSO’s, who were selected from Primary 6 classes across South Ayrshire last August, have been running campaigns to improve road safety around their schools and raise awareness of road safety issues among their peers.

There were four awards categories at the special ceremony.

And the winners were:

JRSO ‘School of the Year’ 2017
Winner – Barassie Primary School
2nd Place – Annbank Primary School
3rd Place – Muirhead Primary School

JRSO ‘Noticeboard of the Year’ 2017
Winner – Muirhead Primary School
2nd Place – Barassie Primary School
3rd Place – Annbank Primary School

JRSO ‘Campaign of the Year’ 2017
Winner – Maidens Primary School
2nd Place – Barassie Primary School
3rd Place – Tarbolton Primary School

JRSO ‘Co-ordinator of the Year’ 2017
Winner – Mrs Angela Swan, Barassie Primary School
2nd Place – Mrs Alexis Yair, Annbank Primary School
3rd Place – Mrs Tracy Campbell, Maidens Primary School

Douglas Hutchinson, Director of Education for South Ayrshire Council and Kerr Chalmers from the Ayrshire Roads Alliance congratulated all of the JRSO’s and presented prizes to the winners.

Councillor Ian Cochrane, South Ayrshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and the Environment said, “Young people have worked hard all year to raise awareness about road safety issues, and given the interest in this area in every community, their campaigns are all the more important.

“It’s been an exceptional year for Barassie Primary who won two awards and were second in another two categories, with congratulations also going to Maidens and Muirhead Primary Schools for their winning entries.

“But let’s not forget, this was a tremendous collective effort from all our schools to promote an important issue and I’d like to thank everyone involved for their useful contributions.”