Local students in Coventry display road safety messages in the Council House

A competition was arranged by the Twinkle Toes Road Safety group for local school pupils from Coundon Primary School in Coventry to get their personal road safety messages out during National Road Safety Week.

Paper plates were used as the base for the messages highlighting concerns from the children around speeding, inconsiderate driving and making roads a safe space for all road users. The response was amazing with the messages set out in very creative ways.

Glen Hartwell, who organised the competition from 159 RLC Army Reserve Regiment based in Canley, was very proud of the input and involvement from the students and believes it shows the awareness young people have of keeping everyone safe on the roads.

Councillor Gavin Lloyd, who helped arrange the display of the plates in the reception of the Council House said,” These young people have been so engaged in this project and you can see a lot of thought has gone into highlighting their concerns. I’m pleased we can make these available for the public to come and see the lovely display and I’d like to say a big thank you to Glen for organising this competition and for all his hard work around road safety in the city.”

Councillor Patricia Hetherton, Cabinet Member for City Services agreed. “These plates not only look fantastic but show the importance young people place on everyone’s safety on the roads. Not only in vehicles but cyclists and pedestrians alike and we all have our part to play in making the city’s roads as safe as possible for everyone.”  

Coundon Primary School Deputy Head, Alex Scott added, “The pupils are passionate about sharing their messages – not just around our school but in the wider community. The competition has allowed them an opportunity to share this, and it has been an amazing experience for the winners to see their plates in the Council House – where important decisions for the city are made.”


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