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Road Safety Week: Poster competition

Croydon PupilsLondon's year six pupils have been designing a range of road safety themed posters for the LSCP's annual road safety week poster competition. Road Safety Week is organised by Brake, the road safety charity, and runs from 10th – 16th November.

The competition, which is in it's fourth year, has attracted over 650 entrants from primary schools across London. The winning posters will be made into the LSCP's 2009 calendar which will be sent to every primary school in London to highlight the risks that pupils face on the roads.

The LSCP and police officers have been busy visiting winning schools during Road Safety Week. Eight schools received prizes for taking part, with £15 vouchers going to the pupils who produced the winning posters. Every pupil who took part will also receive a special certificate of recognition and thanks.

The competition aims to raise awareness of road safety to the pupils during their last year of primary school. As the pupils move from primary to secondary school they will start to travel more independently and could be vulnerable on the road. The competition also aims to educate younger pedestrians about excessive speed and how speed cameras can help to save lives on London's roads.

David Brown, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL said:

"The LSCP received excellent work from the children and the judges found it very difficult to chose the winners. LSCP anticipates 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 participating schools were:

Barnet – Livingstone Primary School, Brent - Fryent Primary School, Park Lane Primary School, St Margaret Clitherow R.C Primary School, St Joesph's Junior School, Croydon - Smitham Primary School, South Norwood Primary, St Joesph's R.C. Junior School, St Cyprian's Primary School, Ealing - Horsenden Primary School, Perivale Primary School, Enfield - Cuckoo Hall Primary, St. Andrew's CofE Primary School, Highfield Primary School, Hillingdon - Cranford Park Primary School, Hillingdon Primary School, Kingston upon Thames - Fern Hill Primary School, Lambeth - St. Anne's R.C. Primary School, Merton - Abbotsbury Primary School, St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Redbridge - Glade Primary School, Uphall Primary School, Roding Primary School, Tower Hamlets - Arnhem Wharf Primary School, Old Palace Primary School.

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