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What happens when you talk Road Safety to 4-7 years olds?

Westmeath County Library Service in conjunction with the Westmeath County Council Road Safety Officer challenged National School pupils to design a poster based on Road Safety. Hundreds of entries poured in making it a challenging decision for the judges. When looking at the entries from the 4- 7 year old age room, topics ranged from Be Safe Be Seen to Hands off mobiles when driving. However, entries also showed awareness of issues such as tiredness when driving, sharing the road, speeding and safe crossing of roads.

The winners of the 4-7 year old category included: Aayla Gleeson, Aine Tubritt, Christian Dolan, Emily Ni Greachain, Faye O’Brien, Hannah Gavin, Jamie Duke, Jared Mulvey, Mollymay Jessup, Rosie Rami and Zoe Garry. 

They received their prizes from Cllr John Shaw, Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council at a special Road Safety Prizegiving on Weds 20th December. In his welcome speech, the Cathaoirleach paid tribute to the work being done by the teachers and parents to make children aware of safety on the road.

Road Safety Competition 2017


You can view the winning entries on our facebook page, or on flickr

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 3/01/2018