Youngsters are challenged to get creative - The Worcester Observer

Youngsters are challenged to get creative

Worcester Editorial 2nd Dec, 2023   0

CREATIVE youngsters across Worcestershire are being sought to showcase their talents in a new road safety poster competition.

Primary schools across the West Mercia Police force area are being encouraged to inspire their pupils to get imaginative by creating educational posters showing how they get to school safely.

The challenge has been set by Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion in the drive to improve road safety. While the grownups have the resources to improve driving behaviour, now it’s time for the young people of West Mercia to help highlight their road safety concerns.

All posters created will be shared with local policing teams and shared online to remind parents and other road users of the importance of driving safely, especially outside of schools.

A number of schools will also win a mini-police officer for their efforts with the posters.

Mini-police officers are little mascots that make a big difference outside of schools, reminding road users to ‘Think before you park’ or ‘Slow down’, promoting considerate behaviour.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “I know that young people are affected by the harm caused on our roads in West Mercia.

“These posters will be a useful and creative reminder to us all on the importance of being considerate to protect our most vulnerable members of society.

“It is important we not only keep the children in our communities safe but support them to be ambassadors in their communities for road safety improvements.”

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