Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Celebrating road safety skills

WINNERS of a Road Safety competition have been presented with their prizes by The Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Yash Gupta MBE.

The Year 6 pupils had taken part in the pedestrian training scheme, organised by Thurrock Council’s Road Safety team. The scheme is carried out in every primary school in the borough to prepare pupils for their move to secondary school.

Prize winners were selected by a free draw and received their gifts from the Mayor in a ceremony at the Civic Offices, Grays, on Tuesday (17 July).

Councillor Gupta said: “It is very important that children learn about road safety and are given the right skills and information to enable them to be safe road users. By educating them in schools it provides a good grounding so they can continue to use and enhance those skills through to adulthood”

Younger children have also been learning road safety techniques though the Kerbcraft Road Safety skills training programme.

More than 1,500 children aged five to seven from 31 Thurrock primary schools have taken part in the scheme. It has been made possible thanks to 82 volunteers who helped the young children learn to find safe places to cross the road and ways of dealing with parked cars and junctions.

In recognition each of the volunteers received certificates of achievements as a thank you at a special event in Thurrock Council’s Civic Offices on Friday (20 July).

Each of the volunteers has also been entered into a prize draw raffle with donations from Morrisons, QD Store, Tesco, Asda and McDonalds for the winners.


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