Primary 5 pupils from Newry, Mourne and Down area are being urged to put their new pens, pencils, paint and crayons to extra special use and come up with prize-winning pictures to help promote road safety. All entries must be submitted by Friday 27th October 2017.

The competition, which is organised by the local branch of Road Safe NI with support from the Newry, Mourne and Down Police and Community Safety Partnership aims to increase awareness around road safety by encouraging them to think creatively about how to keep themselves and others safe on the roads.

Tony McKeown from Newry, Mourne and Down Road Safety Committee, Leah Cumiskey from St.Peter's Primary School, Cloughreagh, Abbie Curran from St Malachy's Primary School, Carnagat and Siobhan Fearon, Newry, Mourne and Down PCSP Manager help to launch a Road Safety Poster competition for local primary schools.
Tony McKeown from Newry, Mourne and Down Road Safety Committee, Leah Cumiskey from St.Peter's Primary School, Cloughreagh, Abbie Curran from St Malachy's Primary School, Carnagat and Siobhan Fearon, Newry, Mourne and Down PCSP Manager help to launch a Road Safety Poster competition for local primary schools.

To take part, pupils from across the Newry, Mourne and Down area are invited to design an A4-size poster depicting the following key road safety themes; the importance of ‘Stop, Look and Listen’ and being visible when walking, wearing a seatbelt when in the car and encouraging drivers never to use a mobile phone.

Patricia O’Neill from the Newry, Mourne and Down road safety committee commented:

“Younger children are among the most vulnerable road users and it’s important to ensure they are road safe. Creative competitions like this have proven to be highly-effective in encouraging awareness, engagement and confidence. It’s also a great talking point for parents and teachers.

20 winning entries will be framed and will be displayed the Quays Shopping Centre in Newry as part of Road Safety Week which takes place from Monday 20th to Sunday 26th November. A £10 Quays gift card will also be awarded to the 20 top designs chosen.

Siobhan Fearon, Newry, Mourne and Down PCSP Manager said:

“We are delighted to sponsor this important initiative and we can’t wait to see the winning entries. It’s a fun way of getting the pupils to think about road safety and I hope the competition helps make children more aware of the importance of being alert and careful when they are crossing or are near roads.”

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