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The Arches Community Primary School in Blacon, in Chester, has been awarded the Junior Safety Officers of the Year Award 2018, having also received the award in 2017.

Two pupils from the school, Jack Barnes and Rose Robson-Hall, were this year’s winners.

Meanwhile pupils from Willow Wood Primary in Winsford and Tattenhall Park in Chester received ‘Highly Commended’ awards.

The awards recognise the youngsters’ hard work in promoting road, community and personal safety messages both within their schools and to the wider community during the past year.

Jack and Rose were presented with their certificates and prizes by road safety officer Lue Ellis from Cheshire West and Chester Council and PC Sally-Anne Malone from Cheshire Police.

Headteacher Michelle Ashfield received the Junior Safety Officer Shield on behalf of the school.

The council’s cabinet member for environment, Cllr Karen Shore said:  “All primary schools within the Cheshire West and Chester are invited to nominate two Year 6 students to take part in the Junior Safety Officers Scheme.

“This is not only with the intention of spreading safety messages within their schools, but out to parents and their local communities.

“The council’s road safety team and Cheshire Constabulary continue to work closely with the children, so that everyone understands how vital road, personal and community safety is.”

She added: “We would like to congratulate all the winners on their success and show our appreciation for all their hard work throughout the year.”

Headteacher Michelle Ashfield commented: “We are delighted that our pupils have been awarded Junior Safety Officer of the Year award for the second year in a row.

“Jack and Rose, with help from their JSO buddy and teaching assistant, Zoe Holt, have given their all to promote road, personal and community safety.

“They are a credit to our school, thoroughly deserving the award.”

Michelle added: “We will once again display the shield in a prominent place in our school over the next school year as a reminder of the children’s achievements.”

Each junior safety officer kept a detailed diary of how they raised awareness of road, personal and community safety in their individual schools over the past 12 months as a record of their work and achievement.

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