JRSOs get the low-down

13.06 | 20 September 2011 |

The latest recruits to South Lanarkshire’s army of junior road safety officers (JRSOs) learnt about the importance of their role at an information session organised by the council’s road safety team.

This year 117 schools across South Lanarkshire have appointed JRSOs, and with each school appointing two there are now at least 234 JRSOs in the district.

The information session introduced the JRSOs to their role, and they were provided with a pack containing an activity book, year planner, pen and lapel badge. Activities included a traffic trail and a road safety game, ideas about what should be displayed on notice boards in the schools and a theatre in education performance about the journey to school.

Cllr John Murray, chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s Roads Safety Forum, said: “It was great to see how enthusiastic the young people were about their new roles and I am sure they are desperate to share their knowledge with their fellow pupils. I hope that by giving young people a passion for road safety at an early age we are providing them with knowledge that will last them all their life.”

For more information contact James Davitt on 01698 453 857.


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