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Safety officers take up their posts

Schools across Warrington have appointed ‘Junior Safety Officers’ as part of a Warrington Borough Council scheme.

The Council, Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire and Rescue have launched their fifth Junior Safety Officer Scheme at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub.

The candidates from the 32 primary schools that have joined the scheme attended the ceremony along with representatives of the partner organisations.

The junior safety officers were presented with certificates, a junior safety officer pack, and their badges.

The officers will be promoting positive messages about road safety, personal safety, fire safety and community safety during the school year. They are encouraged to display information on notice boards, come up with ideas to promote the messages and keep a record of all their work.

At the end of the year, officers are then chosen to receive an award for their hard work and commitment with last year’s winner being St Margaret’s Primary school.

Clr Hans Mundry, executive board member for transport, said: “Congratulations to all of this year’s safety officers and I hope they enjoy their experience.

“It’s very important to reinforce road safety messages to children to make sure that they take care crossing roads and get to school safely. The junior safety officer scheme is a great way of getting that message across to schools throughout the borough.”

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