Durham’s JRSOs honoured
Year 5 and 6 pupils who spread road safety messages among their classmates as part of Durham County Council’s Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) scheme have been praised for their dedication.
The JRSO role involves maintaining a noticeboard, running termly competitions, speaking in assemblies and organising campaigns, and providing a link between their school and the council’s road safety team.
An end-of-year presentation event took place on 23 June at County Hall to thank the JRSOs for their hard work throughout the year. The youngsters showcased examples of their work and talked about the various activities they have carried out both in school and in their communities.
Ron Hogg, Durham’s police and crime commissioner, and council chairman councillor Jan Blakey, presented the JRSOs with certificates and commemorative pens.
Ron Hogg, said: “It is right that we celebrate the positive work these young people do in their schools to promote road safety, as learning the dangers of the road at a young age could ultimately save a life.”
Durham’s JRSO scheme was first piloted with eight primary schools in 2011 before being rolled out countywide. About 30 schools now take part in the scheme.
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