Newry and Mourne schools create Road Safety Calendar

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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pcsp-committee-secretary-tricia-oneill-committee-member-rita-bentley-and-participating-school-childrenThe Newry and Mourne Road Safety Committee were delighted to display the winning posters for the Road Safety Calendar Competition in the Quays Shopping Centre, Newry during Road Safety week. The posters were designed by Primary 5 School children throughout the Newry, Mourne and Down Council area. In total there were over 350 entries and 13 were chosen for the Committee’s 2017 Road Safety Calendar, along with 6 others for the display. The Road Safety Committee is a voluntary organisation that was established in February 2016, and since has been very pro-active in organising and implementing road safety campaigns in the Newry, Mourneand Down area.
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nov-22-2016-big-boxTricia O’Neill, Secretary, commented, “Children and young people are a high-risk group on the roads, therefore we aim to educate children on road safety through a variety of campaigns each year. We recognise the importance of teaching Road Safety to children at a young age as they are the most vulnerable of all road users. “The posters that were designed by these young children were outstanding and clearly demonstrate that children as young as 8 years old have a thorough understanding of the dangers on our roads and we are confident they will spread this valuable message to their families and friends.”
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30th-nov-2016-small-boxShe added, “The Committee would like to thank all the agencies that supported the competition, particularly the Policing & Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) for supporting and funding the Calendars, the PSNI and the Quays Shopping Centre for supporting and promoting the project and of course the children, Schools and Parents for their participation that made the competition so successful.” The 13 winners will each receive a £10 Quays voucher and 4 calendars each for their families and the 6 runners up will receive calendars. Calendars will also be distributed to all the Primary Schools in the Newry, Mourne and Down Council area.

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