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Primary six bairns do their bit for road safety

Robbie McGregor (right) with P6 junior road safety officers accompanied by roads executive manager Dave Coupe and Elaine Skinley. Photo: SIC

AROUND 50 primary six pupils from 13 Shetland schools received certificates for their road safety work at Lerwick Town Hall on Tuesday.

The bairns each gave a short presentation of their work over the last school year before receiving their awards.

The junior road safety officers (JRSOs) each have a role in their school to promote road safety awareness to everyone in the school and to the wider community. The council’s road safety officer, Elaine Skinley, visits each school regularly to support the work of the JRSOs.

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The certificates were awarded by councillor Robbie McGregor, chairman of the council’s road safety advisory panel.

McGregor said: “Schools are an important setting for young people to learn about staying safe on the roads, either as a pedestrian, cyclist or vehicle driver.

“The JRSOs are doing fantastic work in schools in Shetland, sharing important road safety messages to their fellow pupils, school staff and parents.”

The pupils and their accompanying teachers were from Bells Brae, Dunrossness, Happyhansel, Sandness, Scalloway, Skeld, Sound, Tingwall, Urafirth and Whiteness primary schools, along with primary pupils from Sandwick, Mid Yell and Whalsay Junior High Schools.

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