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LSCP Road Safety Week Poster Competition
Year six pupils from across London have been putting pencils to paper to design a range of road safety posters for a competition held in conjunction with Brake National Road Safety Week (5-11 November 2007).
The LSCP Road Safety Poster Competition, run by the LSCP and local borough Road Safety Officers, is in its third year and attracted more than 650 entries from schools in the Capital.
Prior to Road Safety Week year six pupils were involved in road safety talks. These talks reminded the young road users of the dangers they face, and discussed some ideas for their posters.
Judges had the difficult task of choosing 12 winning entries, and 72 runners up. During Road Safety Week the LSCP visited the schools of the 12 winning pupils to present a cheque to the school and a voucher to the winning child.
The 12 winners and 72 runners up will also have their poster included in the 2008 LSCP Road Safety calendar.
Christine Fitzgerald, LSCP Communications Manager said, "We received excellent work from all of the children and the judges found it very difficult to choose the winners. We believe that speed enforcement combined with educational activity like this will help to bring about a change in road user behaviour. With this particular project the LSCP aims to educate younger pedestrians about excessive speed and how speed cameras can help to save lives on London's roads."
The competition aimed to encourage pupils to use their imagination and illustrate road safety issues that were important to them or their school environment. Entries ranged from posters about excessive speed, lollipop people, drink driving and listening to music whilst using the roads.
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