A prestigious new road safety award has been won by a local secondary school – Shipston High School – for their work in raising the awareness of road safety in their school and community as part of the Driving Ambitions programme.
The trophy has been sponsored by the Ocado Foundation in collaboration with Warwickshire County Council’s Road Safety Team to highlight schools that go the extra mile to promote road safety to children, teachers and the wider community.
Year 7’s produced a series of road safety posters and booklets as a voluntary homework, inspired by their road safety school mentor John Squires.
Julie Goodyear, Corporate Responsibility Project Manager from The Ocado Foundation said “We want everyone to feel safe while using roads in the UK, which is why we’re investing in road safety education projects like Driving Ambitions. We’re delighted to award the Ocado Foundation Road Safety trophy to the children at Shipston High School; I’d like to personally congratulate them wholeheartedly on their hard work and dedication to road safety.”
Councillor Jeff Clarke, Warwickshire County Councillor Portfolio Holder for Transport & Environment added: “We want Warwickshire to be supported by excellent infrastructure, and of course a key part of this is that our roads are safe for all users. This project is fantastic as it encourages young people to think about road safety in the wider community, not just around their school. Well done to everyone at Shipston High School!”
Over the next four academic years, the award will be presented annually to the most outstanding Warwickshire secondary school who:
Regularly participate in the Driving Ambitions programme
Can provide evidence that road safety class challenges have been completed
Have designed and implemented an original road safety project in their school
Winners will receive the Road Safety Trophy for one year along with a prize to the value of £500 donated by Ocado, to spend on road safety initiatives over the coming year.