Posted: Thu 11th Feb 2016

Gwynedd Primary School pupils urge motorists to slow down

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 11th, 2016

Following concerns from communities about road safety issues in the vicinity of Ysgol Cae Top, Bangor; Ysgol Bodfeurig, Tregarth and Ysgol Llanbedrog, Gwynedd Council worked together with pupils of the schools to address the problem. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

After discussions, and with the aim of reducing the risk to pupils who attend these schools, the pupils were asked to participate in a competition to create a poster aimed at encouraging drivers not to speed in the vicinity of the school. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Shirley Williams, from Gwynedd Council’s Road Safety Unit, said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The posters presented by the pupils were of a very high standard, which made judging very difficult. However winners had to be chosen from every school. Gwynedd Council’s Road Safety Unit would like to offer their congratulations to all the pupils for their efforts. The winning posters will be placed around the schools.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Road Safety added: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This co-operation between Gwynedd Council’s Transportation and Street Care Service and the named schools is a fantastic way of raising awareness of the dangers that speeding can cause. With a competition like this, it gives an opportunity to draw attention to those dangers, and express the children’s concerns. I’d like to offer my congratulations to the children for their efforts.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The pupils who came out on top were: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sophie Mano; Sky Davies and Aqeela Shah from Ysgol Cae Top, Bangor. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Lois Davies, Freya Slinn and Lexi Bennet Williams from Ysgol Bodfeurig, Tregarth.
Freya Lois Martin and Kaitlyn Emma Harper-Smith from Ysgol Gynradd Llanbedrog. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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