Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 07/03/2014. Tags: Parenting
The Road Safety Authority celebrated 10 years of ‘Buckle Up’ and ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ at the Annual ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ and ‘Hi Glo Silver’ Awards in Dublin Castle yesterday.
These special awards were given to over 200 schoolchildren from 10 primary schools around Ireland in recognition of the outstanding contribution they have made to keeping Ireland’s roads safe.
The competition is now in its tenth year and encourages children to learn vital road safety skills such as putting on their seatbelt and wearing high visibility clothing.
Schoolchildren from Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Louth, Tipperary and Waterford were among the award winners in Dublin Castle today. First class students from Scoil Mhuire na nGael, Dundalk
Co. Louth took first prize in the ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ competition for their poster, ‘Travel far in your car - but mind your health were a belt’. The students from 2nd Class in Virgin Mary GNS, Ballymun
, Dublin took first prize in the ‘Hi-Glo Silver’ competition for their poster, ‘Ready, Steady, Glow’.
The awards ceremony was attended by the RSA’s new Chief Executive Moyagh Murdock who commended the children for their creativity and commitment to road safety.
“Today’s ceremony demonstrates the outstanding commitment of young people across Ireland to making our roads safer. ” said Ms Murdock.
Chief Superintendent Michael O'Sullivan, An Garda Síochána said:
“On behalf of An Garda Síochána, it is great to be here to celebrate the fantastic efforts being made by schools across Ireland to encourage children to be safe and smart road users.”
Hundreds of entries were received for the ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ and ‘Hi-Glo Silver’ competitions. In the ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ competition, the runners up were: Scoil Molega, Dublin 6W; Scoil Naomh Muire Fearann, Co.Cork; St.Brigid’s BNS, Dublin 5 and Little Angels Special School, Co. Donegal.
In the ‘Hi-Glo Silver’ competition, the runners up were: Glor na Mara, Co. Waterford; St Fergal’s NS, Co. Cork; Scoil Naomh Brid; Co. Cavan and Lackamore NS, Co. Tipperary.
Further information on the Road Safety Authority’s Seatbelt Sheriff and Hi-Glo Silver campaigns is available at www.seatbeltsheriff.ie.