Junior Road Safety Officers from schools in County Durham have been busy packing bags to highlight Global Road Safety Week.
Durham County Council’s Junior Road Safety Officers from Copeland Road Primary School, Escomb Primary School, St Wilfrid’s RCVA Primary School, St Helen Auckland Primary School and Woodhouse Community Primary School, along with pupils from Whinfield Primary School in Darlington, have been preparing bags containing road safety teaching resources, pens, pencils and JRSO packs ready to give to teachers from their 12 partner schools in Botswana and Tanzania when they visit in June 2015.
Paul Watson, Road Safety Manager, visited Copeland Road Primary School to assist the children with their bag packing and to talk to them about the different road safety issues faced by the pupils in these African countries.
Paul commented: "We are delighted to be able to share our road safety resources with teachers from Botswana and Tanzania, by providing the JRSO packs we hope to encourage them to set up the scheme in their own schools. This event for Global Road Safety Week has provided a wonderful opportunity for our JRSOs to come together to meet each other and to gain an understanding of how the scheme not only contributes to road safety education in County Durham but nationally and internationally too.”
Durham County Council’s Road Safety Team will also be donating high-visibility vests to Recyke Y’Bike (CORR), a social enterprise and charity that sends bicycles and cycle equipment to African countries.