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Arty kids rewarded for being safety savvy

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

  • 04/02/14 Road safety presentation at Argos - Argos Distribution Centre, Barton under Needwood Argos Barton,Neil Brooks from Argos and Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey with overall winners Lucy Williams,Charlotte Brammer and Ruby Wright from Barton Badgers Ju

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ARTISTSIC youngsters have been rewarded for their creativity in promoting road safety after they were picked from a competition running as part of a police-backed campaign.

Schoolchildren were asked to come up with posters telling people about the project, which has seen Argos staff delivering a lesson in road safety with an articulated lorry.

Police and fire crews have also been involved in the scheme, which has been running for some time. Construction firm Wilmott Dixon has also been involved in the scheme, which aims to teach children to be careful on their bikes.

PCSO Steve Smith, who has arranged the school visits, said: “I think it’s had a major impact, as it’s made children aware of being safe. It’s teaching road safety sense, and it’s been very successful.

“It’s something I’ve looked hard at, as it is community safety. If I can save one life through this, I have done my job.”

Competition winners received certificates from Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey in a presentation at Argos Distribution Centre, in Barton under Needwood.

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