Our School in the Community

Brake Campaign competition winner

Our Junior Road Safety Officers supported a national poster competition held by Brake, the road safety charity. The competition was open to pupils across school and we hopefully sent off many entries.

We were very excited to hear that one of pupils had been shortlisted and even more so when it was announced that we had a winner! Year 2 pupil Joseph Air is the Key Stage 1 national winner. His ‘slow down, children around’ poster was made into banners which are displayed outside school and within the local community.

Joseph was among nearly 7,000 children, aged 4-11, from 500 schools who entered the national competition, sponsored by Co-op Insurance, and supported by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

As well as having his design turned into large banners, Joseph has also won a brand-new bike, helmet and lights, kindly donated by Halfords, a £100 Hobbycraft hamper, a visit to the local fire station, plus £100 of Co-operative Food Store vouchers for his school, which we used to treat every class! The prizes were presented in a whole school collective worship by Brake mascot Zak the Zebra, the Brake team and representatives from the fire service and the Co-operative.