A prestigious road safety award for most outstanding primary school has been won by a Rugby primary school – Bilton Infant School – for their continued hard work in raising the awareness of road safety in their school and community.
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 local community.
Cllr Andy Crump, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder – Fire & Rescue and Community Safety, said:
“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 Bilton Infants School for this fantastic achievement.”
Julie Goodyear, Corporate Responsibility Project Manager at 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 the Road Safety Club. We’re delighted to award the Ocado Foundation Road Safety trophy to the children at Bilton Infants School; I’d like to personally congratulate them wholeheartedly on their hard work and dedication to road safety“
Over the next three 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; and
- 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.
More information about road safety in Warwickshire is available on the Warwickshire Website: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/roadsafety