PUPILS from Willow Wood Primary in Winsford received ‘highly commended’ awards for their awareness in road safety.

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

Highly commended awards, certificates and prizes were presented to the pupils for their outstanding hard work at separate events organised at the commended schools.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor 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.

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

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.