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At Carleton, we are so proud of our pupils who took part in the recent Roadstars Road Safety video campaign. The Junior Road Safety Officer’s and Primary 5 children worked hard to create an innovative video and were delighted to be awarded with the first-place prize . The JRSO’s collaborated on what they would use their prize money for and decided to design road markings in our playground. This will have an extremely positive impact on our school and community as it will open up more opportunities for outdoor learning, play and Bikeability within our school grounds. The children have found working alongside a variety of members in our local community extremely valuable and are excited to continue their hard work.
‘Roadstars’ is a free online road safety resource, specifically for primary school children, designed to get them thinking about road safety in an active and immersive way. The competition was a team effort between Fife Council's Safer Communities and Roads & Transportation staff.
The children have been hard at work helping Roads and Transportation staff to make their concept drawing a reality. Here they are helping School Travel Plan Co-ordinator, Marta Ramage, and Bikeability Co-ordinator, Shealagh Crabb, marking and measuring the planned lining in the playground. Watch this space to see the playground transformed!
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Transport Minister, Jenny Gilruth MSP, recently (20 February 2023) visited Carleton Primary School, Glenrothes, which scooped first prize in a road safety competition run by Fife Council for all primary schools.
Fife schools were challenged to produce and film their own version of Road Safety Scotland's Roadstars Code song where pupils sing and dance along.
Schools from across the region sent in fantastic films, and the overall results were:
1st Carleton Primary School, Glenrothes
2nd Ladybank Primary School, Ladybank
3rd Torbain Primary School, Kirkcaldy.
Cllr Cara Hilton, Spokesperson – Education Spokesperson. Fife Council, said: “I am pleased that Road Safety initiatives in Fife are getting the recognition that they deserve. We are always seeking to innovate and be creative to keep our young people interested in keeping safe. All the entries into our competition were excellent and we’re proud that so many of our pupils have learnt more about staying safe around roads and traffic.
Cllr Judy Hamilton, Spokesperson - Housing & Building Services, Spokesperson. Fife Council, said: “We want to keep the people of Fife safe on the roads, and we have a range of initiatives and programmes to help us keep everyone as safe as possible. Fife has a long history of reducing road casualties and lowering casualty numbers. The aim of road safety interventions is to prevent crashes and casualties, working towards an ultimate vision of zero.”
Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth said: “It’s been a pleasure to visit Carleton Primary School today to see ‘Roadstars’ being used in a class setting. I was pleased to be able to congratulate pupils for winning the local road safety competition designed by Fife Council.
“The Scottish Government is committed to improving the safety of young people on our roads, and supports and encourages educators to deliver effective road safety learning from an early age.
“Delivered through Road Safety Scotland, ‘Roadstars’ is a free online road safety resource, specifically for primary school children, designed to get them thinking about road safety in an active and immersive way. This is part of a wider package of resources offered by Road Safety Scotland for educators and parents. To find out more visit www.roadsafety.scot "
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The CLEAR Buckhaven and Methil Bike Workshop has been busy these past few months supporting the growth in local demand to get on wheels. We've been participating in Scottish Government schemes including Key Worker Bike Loan (now ended) and Bike Repair Scheme (£50 of free repairs). Meanwhile, a good range of roadworthy used bikes and parts as well as repairs are available at 47 Sandwell St, Buckhaven.
Donations of unused or old bikes and parts much appreciated.