Gainsborough: Aegir Community School named School of the Year at safety awards

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard
NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

Over three hundred young people from across Lincolnshire have taken part in competitions to promote safety on school transport.

The 12th annual Max Respect Art and Design Competition encourages youngsters, aged between four and 18 years, to design a poster to promote safety on home to school transport.

The winning artwork is used in Max Respect publicity throughout the 14/15 academic year.

A total of 315 entries were received from schools across the county and the 14 winners were selected by Coun David Brailsford, who will be presenting the prizes, and Coun Richard Davies.

The 2014 ‘Route of the Year’ title went to pupils from Hartsholme Pilgrim School, who were nominated by their driver Maureen Solley.

The Aegir Community School, Gainsborough won the ‘School of the Year’ award after being nominated by Liz Jaques and Peter K Kars.

They said: “The school has helpful and understanding staff.”

“They cope with the large numbers of vehicles in a small car park as efficiently as possible and within health and safety constraints.”

The competitions are held as part of Lincolnshire County Council’s Max Respect project, which aims to raise awareness of road safety and positive behaviour on home to school transport.

Each year, the Max Respect Officer visits schools to teach pupils how to stay safe on their journey to and from school, especially at bus stops.

Teri Marshall, Principal Transport Officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Yet again we’ve had an amazing response to the art competition.”

“It’s great to see how much young people care about behaving properly and staying safe on their journey to and from school.”