Training days for pupils' new role

New Junior Road Safety Officers

Road safety

More than 200 primary school pupils have taken part in training days to become Junior Road Safety Officers.

The three events, in Moodiesburn, Motherwell and Airdrie, were organised by our Road Safety Team.

A total of 204 P6 and P7 pupils from 96 schools enjoyed a range of activities to introduce them to their new voluntary roles as Junior Road Safety Officers for their school communities.

They will work with other pupils, teachers and parents over the school year to promote road safety by delivering presentations, running a variety of competitions, maintaining a noticeboard and delivering road safety campaigns.

During the events, the pupils saw a demonstration of a Trunk Road Incident Support Service vehicle operated by Amey to assist with incidents on trunk roads and motorways, including hi-visibility patrols assisting members of the public, clearing debris, and identifying defects.

There was also a presentation skills workshop by Allans Magic and a road safety games session.

"Our JRSOs play a very important role, raising awareness of road safety among the whole school community," said Jo Glennie, Assistant Business Manager in the Roads Service.

"The pupils volunteer to take on the role of JRSO, showing real commitment to making a difference so our training days give them information and support to achieve their goals during the year ahead."

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