Every year Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) from primary schools throughout Glasgow, are invited to take part in organising a road safety poster competition in their school.
The winning design is then used on Glasgow’s Road Safety calendar which is distributed to every nursery, primary and secondary school in Glasgow as well as council offices, libraries and health centres.
This year the winning poster was designed by Liah McShane, a primary 5 pupil from Alexandra Parade Primary.
On Monday 15th December 2014, Councillor McAveety and Councillor McDougal attended Alexandra Parade Primary School to present Liah with a bicycle and helmet. The JRSOs who helped organise the competition, Ross Suttie and Abby Smith were presented with vouchers.
The Road Safety Unit received over 5000 entries from primary schools and choosing the winner was an extremely difficult, but enjoyable task.
Being a JRSO is a very important role with two JRSOs recruited each year in every primary school.
The JRSO scheme is co-ordinated by Glasgow’s Road Safety Unit who support the schools in promoting road safety within the school community. Their duties include displaying a notice board, giving class and assembly talks and running competitions within their school.
The calendar competition is just one of the initiatives that JRSO's were involved in this year.