Pupils film safety message

Junior Road Safety Officers Grant Lawrie and Kirsty Canon with the certificate presented to Stobhill Primary School for helping develop the Junior Road Safety Officer website. Also pictured, left to right, are film director Mark Hosker, class teacher Claire McManus and head teacher Maureen MacDonald.
Junior Road Safety Officers Grant Lawrie and Kirsty Canon with the certificate presented to Stobhill Primary School for helping develop the Junior Road Safety Officer website. Also pictured, left to right, are film director Mark Hosker, class teacher Claire McManus and head teacher Maureen MacDonald.

PUPILS at a Midlothian school have been filmed while working on a national road safety project.

P7s at Stobhill Primary School are helping develop the Junior Road Safety Officer website, run by Road Safety Scotland.

Lothian and Borders Police road safety officer Annette Reid nominated the school to have its contribution included on the Fun Zone section of the website (www.jrso.com).

Head teacher Maureen MacDonald was keen for the P7s to demonstrate JRSO activities and games and class teacher Claire McManus worked with the school JRSOs, Kirsty Canon and Grant Lawrie, and their classmates to complete the project.

A 13hundred film crew, led by creative director Mark Hosker, visited the school to document the pupils’ work. They produced a UN Decade of Action T-shirt, a puppet show (using road safety characters) and a game called Roadopoly. The pupils concluded their presentation by performing a road safety rap.

The school is indebted to Ali McRae, of Printpoint Sign & Print, Eskbank, for donating the T-shirt artwork for the JRSO project.