Martongate pupils’ winning road safety designs

Lynda Anderson, David Carruthers, Paul Hughes, Margaret Milburn, with Bebe Dyl, 9, Lianne Cadanarteri, 11, Lauren Fowler, 11, and Isabel Welbourn, 11.
Lynda Anderson, David Carruthers, Paul Hughes, Margaret Milburn, with Bebe Dyl, 9, Lianne Cadanarteri, 11, Lauren Fowler, 11, and Isabel Welbourn, 11.

ROAD safety signs designed by school children will soon be installed near a Bridlington primary school after a design competition was co-ordinated by a local PCSO.

Pictured are the winners and runners up of the competition which gave pupils at Martongate Primary School the chance to design new road signs to go up in and around the school site, on Martongate.

There were 14 entries to the competition in total with all the designs going on display at Bridlington’s North Library where the public could then vote for their favourite.

The winners - 11-year-olds Lianne Cadanarteri and Lauren Fowler - have scooped top prizes of a scooter each, while the runners up - Bebe Dyl, nine, and Isabel Welbourn 11 - received bumper packs of sweets donated by the Co-op.

The winning designs will now be made into road signs but PCSO Lynda Anderson, who co-ordinated the competition said the entries were so good they are hoping to use them at various places around the school grounds, the library and Co-op car park.

“All of the children that entered did really well and clearly thought about their pictures.

“We had 14 entries in all and we had a lot of members of the public taking time to go and vote for the ones they liked and to show support for the work the children have been doing,” PCSO Anderson said.

“The PCSOs work closely with the Road Safety Officers from the Council doing various projects in the school raising awareness of road safety so it is all very worthwhile,” she added.

The idea for the new signs came after a number of people raised concerns about road safety on the streets around the school.

The competition was also aimed at raising awareness of road safety among the pupils, a goal which head teacher David Carruthers believes it fulfilled.

“We are delighted that so many children took part in the competition and it has given them a greater understanding of road safety issues around the school,” Mr Carruthers said.