The Rural West Neighbourhood Action Group, as part of addressing its speeding vehicles priority, has run a competition within the first schools in Hanslope, Castlethorpe and Haversham.
PC Andy Perry, the police representative on the NAG, gave a talk about the dangers of speeding vehicles to the younger pupils at each school. He challenged the pupils to design a picture, reflecting their feelings on the issue and invited the NAG members to select a winner.
Pictured left is Joshua Kempton of Castlethorpe First School with his winning framed poster design, accompanied by PC Andy Perry and Mr Philip Ayles of Castlethorpe Parish Council and the Rural West NAG.
Mrs Julie Baldwin of Castlethorpe First School said “The children have really enjoyed taking part in the poster competition. It has really engaged them in talking about speeding issues in the village.”
See Joshua’s Poster
The NAG would like to thank Hanslope Primary School, Haversham Village School and Castlethorpe First School for allowing them to address the pupils and for actively supporting the initiative.
PC Perry said “Once again the children were fantastic and drew very imaginative pictures that showed that they had put a great deal of thought and effort into them. Speeding remains an issue within the local villages and if this initiative goes some way to getting the message home then it has to be a good thing”.
Local printers, New Bradwell Reprographics, kindly supported the community project and enlarged and printed the winning design, at no cost, to poster size.