Road Safety Message from Youngsters
was a special day for children from Hethersett Woodside Infant and Nursery
School when parish council chairman Fred Watkins turned up to present
prizes to three winners of a road safety poster competition.
youngsters were just some of the local winners in the annual competition
organised by Hethersett and the Meltons Road Safety Committee.
had lots of entries and they were very hard to judge. We were not looking
for the best artistic posters but the ones that had the best road safety
messages,” said Mr Watkins who, as well as being on the parish council,
is also a member of the road safety committee. He was accompanied by
fellow committee member Philip Loughlin.
presentations were made at a special end of half-term school assembly. Six
children from the school won prizes, but three have since moved on to
Hethersett Junior School. So awards were made to the remaining three -
Jack Gorman, Louisa Kenny and Madeline Sharpe.
year’s posters, which were produced by children from Hethersett and
Little Melton schools, included numerous road safety messages covering
high visibility, using pedestrian crossings, holding an adult’s hand
when out walking and bike safety.
safe is so important to us as teachers and as a school and we are
delighted to be involved in the annual poster competition as it does
heighten awareness. It is also a very pleasant way to round off
half-term,” said school deputy head Karen Winter who also pointed out
that some of the signs in the village warning motorists about speed limits
were based on drawings from children from the school.