Pupils from Sir John Colfox School in Bridport have
created posters illustrating all elements of road
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
There 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
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
The winning posters will be displayed in the Driver Awareness
Scheme buildings and in fire stations and police stations across
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.”