Junior Road Safety Officers
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.
The JROS’s this year have met with governors to discuss a new crossing from the KS1 & KS2 buildings. Their plans are currently with Hampshire County council awaiting approval!
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'.
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).