7.16 PM Monday 30 May 2016

Prizes for road safety poster competition winners

Pupils from Sir John Colfox School in Bridport have created posters illustrating all elements of road safety.

Dorset Police and Dorset Road Safe ran a joint poster competition for pupils of Sir John Colfox School in Bridport. They asked students from years 7 to 13 to create a poster delivering a road safety message.

The competition was judged by local partners and the winners were announced at the school on Friday 9 December 2011. Chief Superintendent Colin Searle attended to present the winners with their prizes.

Road Safety Poster winners - Chief Supt Searle with the competition winners at the schoolThere were two categories of the competition, the first involved years 7, 8, 9 and 10 and the second involved years 11, 12 and 13.

The first category was won by 12-year-old Bethany Matterface, who was presented with a Mongoose bike. In second place was 12-year-old Lois Copeland and in third place came 12-year-old Evie Dixon.

Catherine Brown, aged 18 years, came first in the second category, winning a viewpad 7 and a printer. Second place went to Michael Lewis, aged 16, and in third place was 16-year-old Stephen Dare.

The winning posters will be displayed in the Driver Awareness Scheme buildings and in fire stations and police stations across Dorset.

Sir John Colfox School Head Teacher, Mrs Taylor, said: “We are delighted to be involved in the project, as road safety for young people is so important.

“The entries were thoughtful, creative and hard hitting and I would like to congratulate all the winners.”

Chief Superintendent Colin Searle said: “The road safety posters that the students of Sir John Colfox School produced were excellent.

“I was delighted to have the opportunity to see all of the competition posters and present the winners with their well-deserved prizes.

“Road safety saves lives, so it is extremely important that young people – as well as adults – take simple measures to stay safe on our roads.” 


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