In October our JRSO's attended a Road Safety Conference with other school JRSO's at the Council Chambers in Folkestone.
They discussed important issues about road safety and what children at our school would like the County Council to promote awareness of.
The JRSO's first topic was 'Be Bright - Be Visible'. The JRSO's planned and performed an assembly to the whole school to introduce the 'Be Bright Be Seen' theme. They performed a short role play to highlight the importance at wearing the correct clothing , read out road safety facts and showed a video, highlighting the importance of wearing hi-vis and reflective clothing on dark winter nights. On 03 November, Barton held a whole school 'Be Vis' Day. Pupils were encouraged to wear their brightest, boldest clothing to school for a day and the JRSO's awarded small prizes to those that were the most visible and bright!
In the new year, the JRSO's concentrated their efforts on the importance of using seat belts and booster seats. They shared facts and information with other pupils across the school on how seat belts work to prevent injury and save lives.
The JRSO's current topic is cycle helmets. With the warmer weather coming up a number of pupils will be taking to their bikes. The JRSO's wanted to share the message about how important it is to wear a cycle helmet every time you climb on your bike. They performed an assembly to the school, and used a number of activities and demonstrations to highlight how a cycle helmet can help save your life. They also launched a competition across the school, asking pupils to design a cycle helmet and awarded road safety prizes to the best entries from each class.