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Shipston pupils awarded for road safety awareness

Editorial Correspondent 16th Jul, 2019 Updated: 17th Jul, 2019

SAFETY conscious pupils in Shipston are respecting the road.

Shipston High School has received a road safety trophy, courtesy of Warwickshire County Council, for the second year running.

The project, known as ‘Driving Ambitions’, aims to promote road safety among young people and the award highlights schools dedicated to educating pupils on the danger posed by roads.

The year seven pupils bagged the trophy after creating raps and poems inspired by their road safety school mentor John Squires.

The council’s community spokesman Andy Crump said: “We want Warwickshire to be supported by excellent infrastructure, and of course a key part of this is that our roads are safe for all users. This project is fantastic, as it encourages young people to think about road safety in the wider community, not just around their school. Well done to everyone at Shipston High School for the fantastic achievement of winning this accolade two years running.”

The school will hold the road safety trophy for one year along with a prize to the value of £500 donated by sponsor the Ocado Foundation, to spend on road safety initiatives over the coming year.

The award is offered to secondary schools in the county which want to participate in the project.

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