Road Safety Comp Winners
24th November 2016
Solicitors Barcan +Kirby have been supporting our Road Safety Week (organised by Brake, the road safety charity) once again to promote a proactive approach to road safety in the community. The children were asked to illustrate how they and their parents can make Bristol’s roads safer, with the firm providing prizes for the winning posters in each year group at a special assembly.
Thank you to Amie Prowle from solicitors Barcan+Kirby who had the difficult task of judging the posters and the pleasant job of presented the prizes: £10 vouchers for the first prize winners, £5 for the second.
All the children in the school received a road safety badge and a free, owl-shaped reflector to help them stay visible when out walking or cycling after school.
In addition to the competition at Hillcrest, Barcan+Kirby are also encouraging their own staff to think seriously about making the Brake Pledge – Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable.
Associate solicitor Amie Prowle commented:
“I’m really pleased that we’re able to support Road Safety Week again this year. As a solicitor you soon become all too aware of the kinds of avoidable accidents which occur on Bristol’s roads every day. Positive campaigns like this one are a great way to get the message out there that we can all do a bit more to make our streets safer.
I know colleagues will also be happy to take the Brake Pledge – whilst most of its points will be second nature to them, being actively mindful of road safety and encouraging others to do the same is key to reducing accidents.”
Bridget Norman, deputy headteacher at Hillcrest Primary, added:
“We all need to use roads whether we are children or adults – as pedestrians, cyclists, drivers or passengers in cars. It’s therefore essential to ensure that we can travel as safely as possible – an ongoing message we promote throughout the year but particularly during Road Safety Week.
We are delighted to welcome back Barcan+Kirby whose support makes a fantastic contribution in getting the message across to our whole school community.”