A competition run with secondary school pupils to design a poster for primary school children reminding them to Be Safe Be Seen when out and about, has been won by Year 11 student Tiffany, from Richard Lander School. Tiffany won a reflective cycling jacket for her outstanding design.
Walking and cycling charity Sustrans, in partnership with Cornwall Council, ran the Be Safe Be Seen road safety campaign over the winter and Tiffany’s poster will be used throughout the year to help schoolchildren across Cornwall learn about the importance of being visible near roads.
Jason Webb, Assistant Headteacher at Richard Lander School, said: “The Be Safe Be Seen competition, as part of the active and sustainable travel to school, is one of a range of initiatives designed to raise the profile of sustainability and environmental issues within Richard Lander School.
“Our winner, Tiffany, is a fantastic ambassador for tackling environmental issues through making an individual difference, every day.”
Nick Ratcliffe, Sustrans Active Travel Officer in Cornwall, said: “It was inspiring to see young people rise to the challenge and create some fantastic posters educating younger pupils about road safety. We’ve had a great response to the competition and the wider Be Safe Be Seen campaign.”
This campaign is part of a wider programme by Cornwall Council and Sustrans to encourage pupils, where possible, to walk, scoot or cycle to school. Families that live further away, are encouraged to ‘park and stride’ by parking up and walking the last 10 minutes to school.