Junior Road Safety Officers
BRONZE MODESHIFT STARS AWARD
We have just gained our Bronze Modeshift Stars Award for our work on promoting road safety and sustainable travel in our school community. Well done to the Junior Road Safety Officers for all their hard work and to all pupils for engaging in the road safety initiatives organised at our school.
We look forward to receiving our plaque and certificate!
What is a JRSO?
JRSO stands for Junior Road Safety Officer.
The job of a JRSO
JRSOs are a very important part of the school as they help raise road safety awareness and promote road safety issues to everyone in the school and the wider community. Here are just some of the activities JRSOs can get involved in:
Talk at assemblies and to classes on road safety topics
Run competitions in the school, get prizes for the winners and hand out merit certificates
Employ next year’s JRSOs by displaying the advert, handing out application forms and sitting on the interview panel
Get involved in organising safe and active travel activities.
Why do the children want to be JRSO’s?
Poppy 'I like being a JRSO because we help people stay safe and make decisions about things. The training day was so fun, because we got to design a T-Shirt and find out about pollution'.
Jake 'I like being a JRSO because we got to make decisions about the new path. And write letters to the governors about the road signs that we want'.
Charlotte 'Being a JRSO is fun because you get to make important decisions and run assemblies'.
New Pedestrian Crossings!
Over the half term pedestrian crossings were put in place between the two school buildings and the path from the Pottery gate separated from the car park. Our thanks to Grayshott Parish Council who have funded this work through the Community Infrastructure Levy. Thank you also to our Junior Road Safety Officers and to two of our former governors, Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Glenton, who came up with this solution to make our school safer.
JRSO Training Day
On Monday 21st October, Lois and Heidi represented our Junior Road Safety Officers at a Hampshire training day. They took part in a wide range of workshops, including designing ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ T-shirts and creating their own road safety radio advert. They have come away from the training with many fabulous ideas about how to improve road safety in our local community and are looking forward to sharing them with you in the months to come. Well done to Lois and Heidi for their exemplary behaviour throughout the day and for being excellent ambassadors for our school.
Bike and Scooter Shelter
The JRSOs worked with Mrs O'Leary to choose a bike and scooter shelter which has now been installed on the lower playground. This is been made possible by the generosity of East Hants District Council who have given us a grant for the full amount.
Please remember that you must wear a helmet if you want to ride your bike to school.
Walk To School Week 20th - 23rd May 2019
As Junior Road Safety Officers we are keen to see a reduction in the number of cars on the roads around Grayshott. We are also aware of the positive impact that exercise can have on our physical and mental wellbeing, so have arranged for our school to take part in Walk to School Week from Monday 20th – Thursday 24th May. This is a nationwide walking challenge that thousands of schools across the country will be taking part in, encouraging pupils to be more active and reducing congestion in our local area.
At Grayshott CofE Primary School we will also be holding a ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ Day on Tuesday 21st May. Children are invited to come to school dressed in brightly coloured clothes on this day to highlight the importance of road safety and being visible when walking or cycling (they are not required to bring any donation).
We would be grateful if parents could support us by allowing their children to walk, scoot or cycle to school on these four days. Each class will have a wall chart for children to record how many times they have travelled to school on foot that week. There will be stickers and badges as rewards, and certificates for the class that have the highest number of walkers (this includes coming by scooter or bicycle).