Schoolchildren create colourful characters and clever inventions for road safety competition

Tuesday 11 May: Street smart schoolchildren have been awarded gift vouchers after taking part in a borough-wide road safety competition.

Joe from Year 3 at St Helen's School invented a heated road idea to improve road safetyThe competition ran through February and was split into sections, one for Key Stage 1 pupils and another for those in Key Stage 2, with the winners picked by Cllr John Riley.

KS1 pupils were asked to draw characters for the School Travel and Road Safety Team's new road safety book 'Captain Safety'. The winners and runners-up will all see their work come to life on the pages of the book. The winners were:

  • Quinn from Year 2 at Colham Manor Primary
  • Avyukth from Reception at Whitehall Infants
  • Alyssa from Year 1 at St Helen's College
  • Phoebe from Year 1 at BWI Primary School
  • Jamel from Year 1 at Deansfield
  • Jessica from Year 1 at Sacred Heart
  • Ted from Year 2 at BWI Primary School
  • Natalie from Year 2 at The Breakspear School

And the runners-up were:

  • Olivia-Mae from Year 1 at BWI Primary School
  • Jai from Year 1 at The Breakspear School
  •  Garima from Year 2 at Wood End Park Academy
  •  Riya from Year 1 at St Helen's School
  •  Amaya from Reception at St Helen's School
  •  Bea from Reception at BWI Primary School
  •  Isabella from Year 2 at Sacred Heart
  •  Ethan from Year 2 at BWI Primary School
  •  Kareena from Year 1 at Hermitage
  •  Akshita from Year 1 at Colham Manor Primary

The new road safety book is currently being designed with the winning characters included.

For KS2 pupils, the competition was to design an invention that improved road safety.

The winners were:

  • Joe from Year 3 at St Helen's College for his heated road
  • Abigail from Year 5 of BWI Primary School and Riya from Year 3 at St Helen's College for their joint idea of road safety sensor
  • Mila from Year 3 at St Helen's School for their light-up crossing

The runners-up were:

  • Amaya from Year 4 of St Helen's School and Azaan from Year 6 at Wood End Park Academy for their crossing for disabled people
  • David from Year 6 of Bourne Primary School and Oliver from Year 5 at St Helen's College for their safer crossing
  • Anya from Year 5 of The Breakspear School for the robot school crossing patroller
  • Jai from Year 6 of Whiteheath Junior School for the magnetic road
  • Samragi from Year 3 of The Breakspear School for their pedestrian bridge
  • Tianna from Year 3 of St Helen's School for their light-up reflective jacket
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