Ardnagrath students honoured for dedication to road safety

Second class students from Ardnagrath National School, Walderstown, Athlone, were runners-up in the RSA’s ‘Hi Glo Silver’ competition for their poster ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’.

They received their award at the Road Safety Authority’s Annual Seatbelt Sheriff Awards, held on Monday March 16. The awards are presented to first and second class pupils in recognition of the outstanding contribution they are making to help keep Ireland’s roads safe.

Hundreds of entries were received for the ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ and ‘Hi-Glo Silver’ competitions, now in their 11th year. Children in first class become ‘Seatbelt Sheriffs’ by taking a pledge to wear their seatbelts and making sure that everyone else in the car is buckled up too. ‘Hi-Glo Silver’ encourages second class students to wear high visibility clothing when out walking or cycling, and remind their parents, family, and friends to do the same.

Liz O’Donnell, chairperson of the RSA and Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid, An Garda Síochána, presented the awards and commended the schoolchildren for their creativity and commitment to road safety.

Further information on the campaign is available at www.seatbeltsheriff.ie

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