Junior Road Safety Officers gather for awards
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' 2019
Winner – St Patrick's Primary School
2nd Place – Barassie Primary School
3rd Place – Kirkmichael Primary School
JRSO 'Noticeboard of the Year' 2019
Winner - Heathfield Primary School
2nd Place – Annbank Primary School
3rd Place – St Patrick's Primary School
JRSO 'Campaign of the Year' 2019
Winner – Kingcase Primary School
2nd Place – Forehill Primary School
3rd Place – Ballantrae Primary School
JRSO 'Co-ordinator of the Year' 2019
Winner – Joanne Barclay, St Patrick's Primary School
2nd Place – Angela Swan, Barassie Primary School
3rd Place – Jackie Brown, Kirkmichael Primary School
Innovation Awards 2019
Straiton Primary School for 'Weather Chart Fridays'
Minishant Primary School for 'Road Safety Quiz Booklet'
Crosshill Primary School for 'Winter Warms/JRSO Bake Off'
Councillor William Grant, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People congratulated all of the JRSO's and presented prizes to the winners along with Kerr Chalmers from the Ayrshire Roads Alliance.
Councillor Grant said: "It's great that we're recognising all the hard work undertaken by the children and their co-ordinators. Road safety is such an important issue, and the children have been inspirational in raising awareness both with their fellow pupils and the wider community. I would like to congratulate the winners and everyone that took part."