Safety Lesson for Pupils
Talented young pupils will not only have their work on display in the community – but will also be helping to keep themselves and others safe.
Pupils from YGG Llyn y Forwyn in Ferndale have recently been awarded for their work, which has seen them design illustrations for the new Safe Routes in the Community scheme by their school.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is delivering the important scheme in Ferndale as part of its ongoing commitment to protect young people and the wider community, especially in areas surrounding schools.
As well as seeing their excellent work incorporated in the scheme, the winning pupils have also received a framed print of their drawing and a gift voucher.
They were presented with these during a ceremony at the school which began with hymns led by headteacher Ms Davies and also included an important and informative talk from the Council’s Road Safety Unit.
Cllr Andrew Morgan, Cabinet Member for Transportation, Customer Care and Emergency Planning and ward councillors Annette Davies and Ceri Jones were guests of honour at the event.
The winning pupils were:
Cllr Morgan said: “Safe Routes in the Community is an important example of how we are working to ensure we increase road safety.
“Work such as introducing traffic calming measures, speed limits and additional crossing goes hand-in-hand with the extensive efforts that take place on an almost-daily basis to educate and raise awareness of road safety among children, parents and motorists.
“It is important for everyone to play their part and take the individual action that is needed to secure road safety and I am so pleased the pupils at YGG Llyn y Forwyn have shown their commitment and enthusiasm through their wonderful work.
“It was a difficult competition to judge due to the incredible standard of work submitted by all. Congratulations to the winners but well done to all involved.”