Pupils from two Glasgow primary schools are the first recipients of new road safety awards scheme launched by Glasgow City Council.
Last year there was a 41% decrease in the number of children seriously injured, and for only the second time on record no child was killed on Glasgow’s roads.
In recognition of this excellent progress, the council has introduced The Lord Provost Road Safety Award. The new award will be presented to city schools delivering road safety education and training with support from the council’s road safety team.
Schools can use the Go Safe Glasgow website to request support from the road safety team, who will help them plan a programme of work to make them eligible for the prestigious award.
Within the school based activities section of the website, schools can choose which activities that they wish to complete, some of which are delivered by a member of the road safety team and others by the class teacher.
The first winners – pupils from St Paul’s and Quarreybrae primary schools – received their awards from councillor Sadie Docherty, Lord Provost of Glasgow.
Councillor Docherty said: “Glasgow is progressing well towards the national child road casualty targets. This couldn’t have been achieved without the support and the hard work of all staff and partners involved in the promotion and delivery of road safety education.
“As an extension of the Award, our road safety unit is offering every school in the city the opportunity to develop a new road safety action plan which will contain challenging road safety education targets to 2015.
“The road safety unit will also develop a new and innovative casualty reduction plan for each area in the city and encourage all schools, businesses, services and enforcement agencies to work together in reducing casualties in their local community.”